Psalm 93

93A: Robed in Majesty

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

The tune SALZBURG, named after the Austrian city made famous by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was first published anonymously in the nineteenth edition of Praxis Pietatis Melica (1678); in that hymnbook's twenty-fourth edition (1690) the tune was attributed to Jakob Hintze (b. Bernau, Germany, 1622; d. Berlin, Germany, 1702). Partly as a result of the Thirty Years' War and partly to further his musical education, Hintze traveled widely as a youth, including trips to Sweden and Lithuania. In 1659 he settled in Berlin, where he served as court musician to the Elector of Brandenburg from 1666 to 1695. Hintze is known mainly for his editing of the later editions of Johann Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica, to which he contributed some sixty-five of his original tunes.

The harmonization by Johann S. Bach is simplified from his setting in his Choralgesänge (Rejoice in the Lord [231] and The Hymna1 1982 [135] both contain Bach's full harmonization). The tune is a rounded bar form (AABA) easily sung in harmony. But sing the refrain line in unison with full organ registration.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, ALLE MENSCHEN MÜSSEN STERBEN/SALZBURG.

    Alternative Harmonizations for Organ and Descant Resources:

    • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
    • Cassler, G. Winston. Organ Descants for Selected Hymns. Augsburg 11-9304 [1972]
    • Ferguson, John. Hymn Harmonizations. bk. 5 Ludwig O-14 [1992]
    • Johnson, David N. Free Organ Accompaniments to Hymns. vol. 3 Augsburg 11-9189 [1966]
    • Mawby, Colin.  Hymns for Occasions. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0-86209-568-9 [1994]
    • Noble, T. Tertius. Fifty Free Organ Accompaniments to Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8430 [1949]
    • Proulx, Richard. Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations. Vol. VIII Selah 160-728 [1996]
    • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]
    • Wilkinson, John T. One Hundred and Four Descants for “The Hymn Book”. enThusia [1980]

    Alternative Harmonization for Piano:

    • Hopson, Hal H. The Creative Use of the Piano in Worship. Hope 8392 [2008]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Martin Leckebusch © 2003 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
  • Music (SALZBURG 7.7.7.7 d): Jakob Hintze; harm. Johann S. Bach (1685-1750), P.D.
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93B: A Responsorial Setting

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 93
  • Music: William Beckstrand from Psalter for Worship, Cycle B © 1996 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: from Psalter for Worship, Cycle B © 1996 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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