For the beauty of the earth (J. Ashley Hall)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-19)  CPDL #20861:  Network.png
Editor: J. Ashley Hall (submitted 2010-01-19).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright © 2009 by John Ashley Hall. Non-commercial use is permitted.

General Information

Title: For the beauty of the earth
Composers: Konrad Kocher and Philipp Nicolai
Arrangers: Johann Sebastian Bach, William Henry Monk and J. Ashley Hall
Lyricist: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint

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

Language: English
Instruments: Flute, Piano

First published: 1599 (Nicolai)
  2nd published: 1838 (Kocher)
  3rd published: 1861 (Monk)
  4th published: 1881 (Bach) in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14
  5th published: 2009 (Hall)
Opus: BWV 0140 , mvt. 4

Description: J. Ashley Hall arrangement of Conrad Kocher's hymn tune, set on top of J. S. Bach's 1731 arrangement of "Zion hort die Wachter singen" (from "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 140, no. 4)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at For the beauty of the earth.