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Johann Anastasius Freylinhausen (Composer)

Born: December 2, 1670 - Gandersheim, Harz Mountains, Germany
Died: February 12, 1739 - Halle, Germany

Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen studied theology at the Universities of Jena (1689), and Halle (1692). In 1695 he started work at the orphanage and Pädagogium (educational institute) of Halle an der Saale. He married the director’s daughter and himself became director in 1727. He was also pastor at St. Ulrich Church in Halle.

Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen wrote and composed 44 hymns. In 1697, he published the first edition of his Geistreiches Gesangbuch (Spiritual Hymnal). The 1704 edition included 683 hymns (83 of them by Paul Gerhardt) with 174 hymn tunes. This was the most important hymn collection of the Pietistic period of Lutheran hymnody. In the following decades, more hymns were added, and by 1741 it had 1,581 hymns with 597 tunes.

Source: Cyber Hymnal Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2006)

Chorale Melodies used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Die güldne Sonne voll Freud und Wonne - Melody 3 (not used by J.S. Bach)

1708

8015

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Links to other Sites

Biography and hymns of Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen (1670-1739) (Cyber Hymnal)
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Christian Cyclopedia: Freylinghausen, Johann Anastasius

FREYLINGHAUSEN, Johann Anastasius (BBKL) [German]
Hymnology: Freylinghausen

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