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Christoph Knoll (Hymn-Writer)

Born: 1563 - Bunzlau
Died: 1621 - Sprottau

Christoph Knoll was a German minister (pastor) and poet of church hymns. After attending schools in Bunzlau and Görlitz, he was since 1583 in Frankfurt/Oder and in 1584 in Wittenberg. The same year he became Signator at the school in Sprottau. There he worked as a deacon from 1591 to 1620. He died in 1621 and left a son, who was later a minister in Witgendorf.

Works

Trostbüchlein oder Praxi articulorum de resurrectione carnis et vita aeterna, o.O., o.J.; Calendarium generale perpetuum (Liegnitz 1619)

 

Source: BBKL Website (Author: Susanne Siebert, 1992), English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003, May 2006)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 161

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Herzlich tut mich verlangen

1611

435

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Bibliography

ABB XVI, 320
Jöcher III Erg.bd., 570
A.Fr.W. Fischer: Kirchenlieder-Lexikon, 1. Hälfte, 291 f.
Wackernagel I, 814 u. V, 350-52; - Koch3 II, 271 f. u. VIII, 611-614
Nelle4, 85
John Julian, A Dictionnary of Hymnology I, 628-29, New York 1957

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