Sleepers, wake! the watch-cry pealeth (Philipp Nicolai)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-08)  CPDL #61263:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2020-11-08)  CPDL #61262:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Sleepers, wake! the watch-cry pealeth
Composer: Philipp Nicolai
Tune: Wachet auf
Lyricists: Philipp Nicolai, translated by Frances Elizabeth Cox

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 898. 898. 664. 448

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 32
Description: Harmony based on Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.