STUTTGART

Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett

Henry J. Gauntlett; b. 1805, Wellington, England; d. 1876, London England Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Composer (attributed to): Christian Friedrich Witt

b. c1660, Altenburg, Germany; d. Apr. 13, 1776, Altenburg or Gotha; German composer, keyboard player, music editor and teacher, poet LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): Christian Friedrich Witt (1715)
Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett
Place of Origin: Gotha
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Incipit: 55112 23315 5642
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Psalmodia Sacra Gotha (1715)

Texts

Come, Thou long expected Jesus

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

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Notes

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that collection are considered to be composed by him, including STUTTGART, which was set to the text "Sollt' es gleich." Witt was chamber organist and later Kapellmeister at the Gotha court. He composed vocal and instrumental music, including some sixty-five cantatas.

The tune title STUTTGART relates to a story about Rev. C. A. Dann's banishment from his pulpit at St. Leonard's Church in Stuttgart in the early nineteenth century. When Dann was eventually invited back to his church, his congregation greeted him with the singing of "Sollt' es gleich." Henry J. Gauntlett (PHH 104) put the tune into its present isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) form for Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861).

A simple tune of two long lines and a number of repeated tones, STUTTGART has true congregational appeal. This tune has been traditionally used for "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus." Sing the hymn in harmony in a broad tempo. Or try singing stanza 3 unaccompanied and in parts, and stanza 4 in unison with alternate harmonization or with the descant (1983) by John Wilson (278). Use clear articulation on the organ with cheerful stops.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1998

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #21
Text: O My Soul, Bless God the Father
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #34
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1303
Text: Earth Has Many a Noble City
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1927
Text: God My King, Thy Might Confessing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3442
Text: Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5191
Text: O My Soul, Bless God the Father
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9631
Text: Bethlehem, Of Noblest Cities
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #329
Text: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • Full Score (XML)

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #212
Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #95Text
Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #272
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #21TextScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #257TextAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #369Audio
Catholic Book of Worship III #306
Catholic Book of Worship III #577
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #44TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #34ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #326TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #463TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #530TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #325TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #397TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #472TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #606TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #88TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #158Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #85Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #87TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #455Page Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #851
Gather Comprehensive #323TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #345Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #732
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #83Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #439Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #774Text InfoFlexScoreAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #66Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #127Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #414
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #81a
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #122
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #89
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #8
Hymns of Truth & Light #70
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #158
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #238
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #56TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #155FlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #441Text
Moravian Book of Worship #458TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #355
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #432Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #1TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #223TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #259
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #315
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #750
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #799
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #329Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #183Text
Sing With Me #83Text
Singing the Faith #169a
Singing the Faith #225
Singing the New Testament #172
Small Church Music #357Audio
Small Church Music #558Audio
Small Church Music #3328Audio
Small Church Music #3405Audio
Songs for Life #122Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #75
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #135
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #542
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #640
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #704
The Cyber Hymnal #1303TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1927TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3442TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5191TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9631TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #13
The New Century Hymnal #122
The New Century Hymnal #325
The New Century Hymnal #326
The New English Hymnal #48
The United Methodist Hymnal #611
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #324
The Worshiping Church #293
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #5TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #2Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #3
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #444
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #540Text
Worship and Rejoice #677
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #364Page Scan
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #683
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #742Page Scan
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #232
Include 96 pre-1979 instances



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