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Johann Kolrose (Hymn-Writer)

Born: c1487 - Kirchhofen, near Staufen
Died: 1558 (or 1560) - Basel

Johann(es) Kolrose [also: Kolross, called Rhodonthracius] was a German poet, philologist and paedagogue. Kolrose was registered on August 10, 1503 in Freiburg, and in 1528 began his activity as a director of the boy elementary school in Basel. In 1530 he published in Basel a text book for orthography under the title Enchiridion in Basel. It became particularly popular among dramatists. In 1532 in Basel he performed Spil von Fünfferley betrachtnussen, a kind dead dance. He wrote various texts for church hymns (songs) of the Reformation, among them Gott zum Haus nicht gibt sein Gunst and Ich dank dir, lieber Herre.

 

Source: German Wikipdia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003), Teddy Kaufman (May 2006)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 37

Chorale Texts used in Bachs Vocal Works

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Johannes Kolrose (Wikipdia) [German]

Kolrose, Johannes (BBKL) [German]

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