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Ahasverus Fritsch (Poet, Composer)

Born: December 16, 1629 - Mücheln, Saxony, Germany
Died: August 24, 1701 - Rudolstadt, Germany

Ahasverus Fritsch was a German poet and composer. With help from the family of a young noble he tutored, Fritsch received a good education, earning his law degree from the University of Jena in 1661.

Ahasverus Fritsch later became chancellor of the university and president of the Consistory of Rudolstadt. He wrote on numerous subjects, including antiquities, law, and religion, and collected hymns.

Source: Cyber Hymnal Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2003)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 57, BWV 123, BWV 398, BWV 399, BWV 485

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Hast du denn, Jesu, dein Angesicht

1668

Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

1679

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Chorale Melodies used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3

1673

461

5206b

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