DIX (Kocher)

Composer: Conrad Kocher

Conrad Kocher; b. 1786, Ditzingen; d.e 1872, Stuttgart Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 17121 44367 16555
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Abridged from a Chorale by Conrad Kocher, 1766-1872
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

As with Gladness Men of Old

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies.

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Notes

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him to a career in music. He moved back to Germany in 1811, settled in Stuttgart, and remained there for most of his life. The prestigious Cotta music firm published some of his early compositions and sent him to study music in Italy, where he came under the influence of Palestrina's music. In 1821 Kocher founded the School for Sacred Song in Stuttgart, which popularized four-part singing in the churches of that region. He was organist and choir director at the Striftsckirche in Stuttgart from 1827 to 1865. Kocher wrote a treatise on church music, Die Tonkunst in der Kirche (1823), collected a large number of chorales in Zions Harfe (1855), and composed an oratorio, two operas, and some sonatas. William H. Monk (PHH 332) created the current form of DIX by revising and shortening Conrad Kocher's chorale melody for “Treuer Heiland, wir sind hir,” found in Kocher's Stimmen aus den Reiche Gottes (1838). Monk's tune was published with Dix's text in the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern, of which Monk was music editor. Dix regretted the use of this tune for his text, but the combination has proven a good match–"As with Gladness" is the most popular Epiphany hymn today.

DIX is a simple bar form tune (AAB) with a wavelike contour in each of its three lines. Sing in three long lines rather than six short ones in order to reflect the longer phrases of the text. Sing stanzas 14 in unison or in harmony. In stanza 5 add the descant from Sydney H. Nicholson's Royal School of Church Music collection Music for Boys’ Voices (1944).

Sydney H. Nicholson (b. St. Marylebone, London, England, 1875; d. Ashford, Kent, England, 1947) was an organist and church music educator who greatly influenced English hymnody. Educated at Oxford's New College, the Royal College of Music in London, and in Frankfurt, Germany, he became organist at several famous cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey (1919-1928). Nicholson founded and administered the School of English Church Music at Chislehurst in 1927; this important institution, with branches throughout the English-speaking world, was renamed the Royal School of Church Music in 1945. Located in Canterbury after World War II, its headquarters were moved to Addington Palace, Croydon, in 1954. Nicholson was music adviser for the 1916 Supplement of Hymns Ancient and Modern and prepared the way for its 1950 edition. He wrote Church Music: a Practical Handbook (1920) and Quires and Places Where They Sing (1932) and composed operettas, anthems, and hymn tunes. In 1938 he was knighted for his contributions to church music.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #358
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #432
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The United Methodist Hymnal #92
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Worship and Rejoice #40
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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #67
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #53
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #182
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #94Text
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #117TextScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #193TextFlexScorePage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #638Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #343
Catholic Book of Worship III #531
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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #341TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #56TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #173Text
Chalice Hymnal #749
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #54Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #83TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #612TextPage Scan
Christmas Favorites #43
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #326TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #160TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #83Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #168TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #302TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #879TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #465Page Scan
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Gather Comprehensive #374TextPage Scan
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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #384Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #548Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #14Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #54Text InfoAudio
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Hinário para o Culto Cristão #46
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Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #121
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #144
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #259
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #574
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #99
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #563bText
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Hymns of Truth & Light #54
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #46
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #196
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #480
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #19TextFlexScoreAudio
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Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #8
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Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #392
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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #26Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #194
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #63TextPage Scan
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Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #I
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Rejoice Hymns #224
Rejoice Hymns #559
Rejoice in the Lord #5Text
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Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #96TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #123
Sing Joyfully #64TextPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #219TextPage Scan
Sing With Me #54Text
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #149Text
Singing the Faith #224
Small Church Music #28Audio
Small Church Music #259Audio
Small Church Music #317Audio
Small Church Music #3562Audio
Songs for Life #89Text
Songs for Life #143Text
The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #6
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #182Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #290TextPage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #793Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #141
The Christian Life Hymnal #239
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #56
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #192
The Cyber Hymnal #273TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #660TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #777TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #803TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1466TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1488TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2393TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4038TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4927TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5861TextScoreAudio
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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #560TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #28
The New Century Hymnal #159
The New English Hymnal #47
The United Methodist Hymnal #92TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #829TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #93
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #94
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #95TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #96Page Scan
The Worshiping Church #181TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #353TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #562TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #314
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #116TextFlexScorePage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #226TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #81TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #784b
Worship and Rejoice #40TextScoreAudio
Worship and Rejoice #236TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #10
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #409Page Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #108
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #444Text
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