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    Telemann: Christus, der ist mein Leben, TWV 1:138

    Chorale Setting

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    • Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
    • Editor: Ute Poetzsch
    • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir
    • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
    • Work: Christus, der ist mein Leben (Chorale Setting), TWV 1:138
    • Work Language: German
    • ISMN: 9790006563050
    • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    • Pages: 33
    • Urtext / Critical Edition


    Chorale settings form a central part of Telemann's œuvre. His 1754 setting of the church hymn Christus, der ist mein Leben, based on Melchoir Vulpius' melody from the Hamburg Hymnal, is especially well-suited to display his mastery in depicting the words of the chorale. The so-called "Ausfüllungsbass" (a vocal bass added to the principal bass in tutti passages) was probably necessitated by the acoustical properties of Hamburg's churches.