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Balthasar Schnurr (Hymn-Writer, Composer)

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Information about Balthasar Schnurr’s abilities as a composer of chorale melodies can not be confirmed independently - both the MGG1 and Grove Music Online make no reference anywhere to this name. An online Google search did substantiate the existence of a father and son by the same name. The son, Balthasar Schnurr, jr., was a pastor in Hengstfeld and was forced by the events of the 30-Years War to flee to Crailsheim and Burleswagen in 1642 (according to the source below, he died in 1644.) Probably the same pastor is referred to in another independent report as the pastor, Balthasar Schnurr who received a laurel crown as recognition for his efforts as a poet in Hengstfeld in 1626/1627. No mention is made of any musical abilities.

 

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Contributed by
Thomas Braatz (August 2005)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 46

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

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Year

EKG

Zahn

O großer Gott von Macht

Chorale Melodies used in Bach’s Vocal Works

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EKG

Zahn

O großer Gott von Macht

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

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Chorale Melody

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