Nun danket alle Gott

This melody is attributed to Johann Crüger and was written around 1647. The German text “Nun danket alle Gott” was written in approximately 1636 by Martin Rinkart. It was translated into English in the 19th Century by Catherine Winkworth.

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Gabriela Montero – Improvisation on “Now thank we all our God” (piano)
Johannes Schröder – Improvisation zum Auszug über ‘Nun danket alle Gott’ – Abtei Marienstatt
Sietze de Vries – Improvisation Nun danket alle Gott – Geneve
Sietze de Vries – Improvisation Nun danket alle Gott – Martinikerk, Groningen

Lobe den Herren

LobedenHerrenThe melody named for Joachim Neander’s German chorale Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren was first published in 1665 and is probably based on a folk tune. The English translation Praise to the Lord, the Almighty was prepared by Catherine Winkworth and published in 1863.

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Richard Cummins – Improvisation on Lobe den Herren – Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on April 15, 2012

Tom Hazleton – Free Hymn Improvisation on ‘Lobe Den Herren’ – Basilica of Mission San Dolores, San Francisco, California

Daniel Roth – Improvisation on ‘Praise to the Lord’ – Saint Sulpice, Paris