Now Thank We All Our God

Nun Danket Alle Gott

Johann Pachelbel

Text Author: Martin Rinkart

Editor: Austin C. Lovelace

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Ed. © 1958 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Reduction

Series: Ars Antiqua

Difficulty Level: E/M


In following the example of Samuel Scheidt, Pachelbel uses fragments of the chorale as melodic material for the contrapuntal background, resulting in interesting parts for all three lower voices. This piece is from a larger work for antiphonal choirs, specifically, the final portion of the composition when the two choirs join to sing as one. To reinforce the hymn tune, a trumpet may play the melody with the sopranos, while the keyboard part offers support through its doubling of the voices.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: Thanksgiving Day

Topical: Praise, Thanksgiving

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English; German

Format: Octavo