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Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (Hymn-Writer, Composer)

Born: November 28, 1532 (or 1530) - Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: 1599 - Langfeld (near Sonnenburg), Brandenburg, Germany

Bartholomäus Ringwaldt [Ringwald] was ordained in 1557, and was pastor of two parishes before settling in 1566 as pastor of Langfeld in the province of Neumark.

Ringwaldt was one of the most prolific hymnists of the 16th Century, writing at least 165 hymns. A selection of 59 of his Geistliche Lieder was published at Halle, Germany, in 1858. He was known for his intrepid sermons on penance and in support of high morals. There are some important chorale texts by him still in use today which include, in addition to the presently mentioned one, Es ist gewißlich an der Zeit and Lobet den Herrn, und dankt ihm seine Gaben.

 

Source: Cyber Hymnal Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2003), Thomas Braatz (September 2005)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 113, BWV 131, BWV 166, BWV 168

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiß gar wohl

Chorale Melodies used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (?)

Links to other Sites

Batholomäus Ringwaldt (Cyber Hymnal)

Bartholomew Ringwaldt (CCEL)

Bibliography

 

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