Johann Walther (1496-1570) was a German kantor, composer, and hymn writer. He became a friend of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon and wrote, arranged, and collected hymnody and other religious songs for the fledgling Evangelical movement during the Lutheran Reformation. Among his greatest achievements is the Geistliches Gesangb├╝chlein of 1524, the first collection of Lutheran chorale settings, plus motets. After Wittenberg, Walther served in the Saxon court chapels in Torgau and, later, in Dresden.

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Johann Walther: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
English text of hymn with links to German lyrics and tune in MIDI audio.
Johannes Walter
Biography, major accomplishments, and related composer and genre links from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
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