Johann Cruger (9 April 1598 –
23 February 1662) was a German composer of well-known hymns.
Crüger was born in Groß Breesen (now part of Guben) as the
son of an innkeeper. He studied at the Lateinschule in Guben
until 1613, after which he traveled to Sorau and Breslau and
finally to Regensburg, where he received his first musical
training from Paulus Homberger. In 1615 he traveled to
Berlin, where he studied theology at the Berlinisches
Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster. From 1620 he studied theology
at the University of Wittenberg and trained himself further
in music through private study. From 1622 to his death, a
period of 40 years, he was simultaneously a teacher at the
gymnasium Zum Grauen Kloster and cantor of the Nikolaikirche
Crüger composed numerous concert works and wrote extensively
on music education. In 1643 he became acquainted with the
famous hymn writer Paul Gerhardt, for whom he wrote the
music for various hymns. In 1647 he edited the most
important German Lutheran hymnal of the 17th century, Praxis
pietatis melica. He died in Berlin.
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Praxis Pietatis Melica, Title page of the 39th edition, 1721
Johann Cruger - Cantate
JOHANN CRUEGER - Jesus, meine
Zuversicht á 4 voci
Chorale-Prelude on Jesu Meine
Freude -- Johann Cruger
Dai graças, Johann Cruger.
Musica de Johann Cruger.
Arranjo de Johann Sebastian Bach.
Evangelie woord - Gospel Words
- Johann Cruger
CRUGER - GELOBET SEIST DU,
Ich singe dir mit Herz und
Mund - Johann Crüger (Instrumentalsatz: Carsten Borkowski)
Now Thank We All Our God Nun
danket alles Gott THANKSGIVING