12 June 2012

Wie wohl hast du gelabet* (Original Melodies)

Here are two original melodies for the the postcommunion hymn "Wie wohl hast du gelabet" (J. Rist, 1651), tr. by C. Winkworth as "O Living Bread from Heaven" [TLH 316; LW 244; LSB 642]. It was first published set to a tune by Andreas Hammerschmidt, appearing in Rist's hymnal (Lüneburg, 1651) thus (from Kümmerle):

This was included among others by some editions of Praxis pietatis melica, though it was eventually replaced by "Nun lob mein Seel…" A second melody, by Samuel Welter, appeared around 1692:

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