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Michael Weisse (Hymn-Writer)

Born: c1488 - Neisse, Schlesien (Silesia)
Died: 1534 - Landskron, Moravia

Michael Weisse (Weiße) was a Franciscan monk in Breslau, where he wrote many of his hymns. He later joined the Moravian brothers in 1518. In 1522, he became an elder of their community in Landskron, Moravia. In 1531, he edited the first Moravian hymnbook with 157 hymns, including some of his own.

 

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

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 264, BWV 283, BWV 284, BWV 292, BWV 310, BWV 318, BWV 1084

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

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