On Earth Has Dawned This Day of Days

Author: Nikolaus Herman

Herman, Nicolaus, is always associated with Joachimsthal in Bohemia, just over the mountains from Saxony. The town was not of importance till the mines began to be extensively worked about 1516. Whether Herman was a native of this place is not known, but he was apparently there in 1518, and was certainly in office there in 1524. For many years he held the post of Master in the Latin School, and Cantor or Organist and Choirmaster in the church. Towards the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign even his post as Cantor a number of years before his death. He died at Joachimsthal, May 3, 1561. (Koch, i. 390-398; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 186-188, &c.) He was a great friend and helper of J. Mathesius (q.v.)… Go to person page >

Translator: Charles Sanford Terry

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Text Information

First Line: On earth has dawned this day of days
Title: On Earth Has Dawned This Day of Days
Author: Nikolaus Herman
Translator: Charles Sanford Terry
Meter: with alleluias
Language: English
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.



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