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Adam Drese (Hymn-Writer, Composer)

Born: December 15, 1620 - probably Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Died: February 15, 1701 - Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany

Adam Drese studied music at Warsaw under Marco Scacchi.

Drese was director at Weimar from 1655. Afterwards held similar appointments to the Duke of Brunswick, and at Arnstadt, where he died in 1701, shortly before J.S. Bach came there. The following occurs in the notice of Drese’s death in the Arnstadt church records: On February 15, 1701, at 10 o’clock in the evening, Herr Adam Drese fell asleep in God. . . . Age, 80 years, 2 months.

 

Source: ELHHB Website [Dahle, Library of Christian Hymns; Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal]
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 496, BWV 497

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Seelenbräutigam

1697

3255

Seelenweide

1695

1286

Chorale Melodies used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Seelenbräutigam (?)

1698

3255

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Handbook - Biographies and Sources (ELHHB)

 

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