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Chorale Melodies & Chorale Texts used in Bach's Vocal Works

Title

Description

Author/Webmaster

J.S. Bach Chorales

Big site featuring chorale MIDI’s. There are 820 pieces here which can be downloaded. Has a lot of information about Midi files as well.

Margaret Greentree

Cyber Hymnal

A massive site containing hymn melodies. Contains some MIDI’s of Bach chorales with information on their background and texts in English. MIDI’s can be downloaded.

 

Examples of Experiments in Musical Intelligence Music

MIDI files and scores in PDF format of 371 chorales

David Cope

Index des Mélodies de Chorals dans L'œuvre de Bach [N/A]

Titres uniformes; Titres et incipit; Catalogue BWV; 371 chorals à 4 voix; Bibliographie. [French, PDF]

André Papillon - Université Laval

Gesangbuch.org

Lutheran Hymn Lyrics in German and English, and also tunes in midi.

 

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Handbook [ELHHB]

Notes on hymns from Library of Christian Hymns by John Dahle, a resource book on the Lutheran Hymnary (1913) and from Handbook to The Lutheran Hymnal (1942) which accompanied The Lutheran Hymnal (1941).

 

Evangelische Lutherischen Gesangbuch

German Lutheran Online Hymnal.

Richard Jordan

Colmarisches Gesangbuch

2nd edition (1807) of a hymnal used from 1781 by protestant congregations in Alsace. It is sometimes the only source on the internet for chorales used by Bach, but the texts may differ from those used by Bach. There are annotations on some of the hymns in French and German.

Marc Hug

Paul Gerhardt Gesangbuch

   

Robokopp (Musicanet)

Hymns of the 1912 Lutheran Hymnal for Church, School and Home Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin and other States.

 

Index of chorale melodies in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach

List of all the chorale melodies found in the works of Bach with music examples and cross-references to the different titles and texts and to the BWV catalogue numbers. Many references to occurences of chorale melodies in the works of other commposers.

André Papillon

Index des mélodies de chorals dans l'ouvre de Bach

Liste de toutes les mélodies de chorals dans l'oeuvre de Bach avec références croisées des titres, des textes et des numéros de catalogue BWV. Nombreuses références aux occurences de mélodies de chorals dans les oeuvres d'autres compositeurs. [French]

André Papillon

C.T. Terry Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach’s Chorals, 3 vols. [1915]

A three volume work on Bach’s Chorals with detailed commentary, melodies, translations, and analysis of these great pieces of music. Vol. 1 contains The Hymns and Hymn Melodies of the “Passions” and Oratorios; vol. 2 contains The Hymns and Hymn Melodies of the Cantatas and Motetts; vol. 3 contains The Hymns and Hymn Melodies of the Organ Works. The text is in the public domain.

The Online Library of Liberty

Beautiful Hymns (songsandhymnsofzion)

Finnish Lutheran Church's hymnal (the hymnal of the state church)

Alexandra Glynn

Les pdfs et les sources (sous licence Art Libre) + Les colles de Bach - The Bach’s School

PDF version of "371 Chorales for 4 voices"
Pdf version of "Studies of anamorphosis: different versions of a choral”

Superbonus

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Prepared by Thomas Braatz , Francis Browne & Aryeh Oron (August 2005 - January 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Yves Dubois (January 2013)

Chorales BWV 250-438
Recordings | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Chorales in Bach's Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Hidden Chorale Melody Allusions | Passion Chorale
Individual Recordings:
Hilliard - Morimur | Chorales - N. Matt | Chorales - H. Rilling | Preludi ai Corali - Quartetto Italiani di Viola Da Gamba
References:
Chorales BWV 250-300 | Chorales BWV 301-350 | Chorales BWV 351-400 | Chorales BWV 401-438
Texts & English Translations of Chorales:
Sorted by Title
Chorale Melodies:
Sorted by Title | 371 4-Part Chorales sorted by Breitkopf Number | Explanation
MIDI files of the Chorales:
Cantatas BWV 1-197 | Other Vocal Works BWV 225-248 | Chorales BWV 250-438
Articles:
The Origin of the Texts of the Chorales [A. Schweitzer] | The Origin of the Melodies of the Chorales [A. Schweitzer] | The Chorale in the Church Service [A. Schweitzer] | Choral / Chorale [C.S. Terry] | The History of the Breitkopf Collection of J. S. Bach’s Four-Part Chorales [T. Braatz] | Chorale Melody Allusions in Bach's Vocal Works [T. Braatz]
Hymnals used by Bach | Abbreviations used for the Chorales | Links to other Sites on the Chorales

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