“Salzburg”

The hymn tune “Salzburg” is attributed to Jacob Hintze (1622-1702), a German court musician who edited several editions of the influential 17th-century hymnal Praxis Pietatis Melica after the death of its prior editor, Johann Cruger, and who added 60-some hymn tunes of his own. J.S. Bach later provided the familiar harmonization of the tune.

“Salzburg” is commonly used to accompany the hymn, “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing.” The text refers to the ancient custom of administering to new Christians the sacraments of baptism and holy communion at the first Easter Sunday mass following their catechumenate. Vested in white robes, they were admitted for the first time to the “banquet of the Lamb” — the eucharistic feast. Robert Campbell (1814-1868), a Scotsman who converted to Roman Catholicism, translated the seventh-century Latin text to English.

This arrangement for unison voices, organ and brass quintet may also be used as accompaniment to the Epiphany hymn “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise” or any hymn in 77.77.D meter.

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