[Wie gross ist des Allmächt'gen Güte] (Freylinghausen)

[Wie gross ist des Allmächt'gen Güte] (Freylinghausen)

Composer: Ch. Fr. Richter (1703)
Published in 48 hymnals

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Composer: Ch. Fr. Richter

Richter, Christian Friedrich, son of Sigismund Richter, Rath and Chancellor to Count von Promnitz at Sorau, in Brandenburg, was born at Sorau, Oct. 5, 1676. At the University of Halle he was first a student of medicine and then of theology. In 1698, A. H. Francke appointed him Inspector of the Paedagogium, and then made him, in 1699, physician in general to all his Institutions. In company with his younger brother, Dr. Christian Sigismund Richter, he made many chemical experiments, for which he prepared himself by special prayer; and invented many compounds which came into extensive use under the name of the “Halle Medicines," the most famous being the Essentia dulcis, which was a preparation of gold. He died at Halle, Oct. 5, 1711 (Koch,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Wie gross ist des Allmächt'gen Güte] (Freylinghausen)
Composer: Ch. Fr. Richter (1703)
Meter: D
Incipit: 51231 55313 25365
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


DIE TUGEND WIRD is derived from the more ornamented version found in Johann Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), where it was used as a setting for "Die Tugend wird am Kreus geubet." The tune is a rounded bar form (AABA) with harmony suited to part singing. Congregational singing will benefit from firm organ support.

Johanna Wagenaar (b. Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1900) prepared the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) setting for the choral edition of Psalmen en Gezangen of the Dutch Hervormde Kerk (1938).

Wagenaar first studied music (mainly theory and church music) with her father, who was organist at the Domkerk in Utrecht, the Netherlands. After completing formal studies in Utrecht, she continued music studies in Berlin. Wagenaar returned to the Netherlands, where she taught harmony, counterpoint, and piano at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Music in The Hague. Composing new tunes and supplying harmonizations for existing tunes, she was active on hymnal commissions for the Hervormde Kerk and the Nederlandse Protestanten Bond.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



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