O du fröhliche (Christoph Lahme)

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Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-11-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 23 kB   Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany
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General Information

Title: O du fröhliche
Composer: Christoph Lahme
Lyricist: Johannes Daniel Falk

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2008
Description:  In late 1815 or early 1816, Johannes Daniel Falk wrote the German text O du fröhliche that became a popular Christmas carol, to the melody of the Catholic hymn O Sanctissima (Traditional). It was first published in the Gesellschaft der Freunde in der Noth in 1817. The lyrics commonly sung today, reflect additional verses added in 1826 by Heinrich Holzchuher.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O du fröhliche.