349. “Sleepers, Wake!” A Voice Astounds Us

General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Text Information
First Line: "Sleepers, wake!" A voice astounds us
Title: “Sleepers, Wake!” A Voice Astounds Us
Author: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Translator: Carl P. Daw Jr. (1982)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Isaiah 52:8; Matthew 25:1-13; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Revelation 19:6-9; Revelation 21:21
Topic: Christian Year: Reign of Christ; Christ's Return and Judgment; Jesus Christ: Advent
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Name: WACHET AUF
Composer (attributed to): Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1731)
Meter: Irregular
Key: C Major


Text Information:

This text is based on the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1–13), but contains allusions to many other New Testament passages. Because one person created both text and tune, they combine majestically to form what is often called “the king of chorales.”


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
More media are available on the tune authority page.