Sheet Music: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her

TitleVom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
Alternate titlesFrom Heaven Above to Earth I Come
ComposerMartin Luther (1483–1546)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-12-11
Last updated2018-12-11
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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Tune of the Day: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her

Popular German hymn tune and carol

“Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her” (most often translated as “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come”, although a more literal translation would be “From High in the Heavens, that's where I come from”) is a hymn text about the Nativity of Jesus, written by Martin Luther in 1534. The hymn is most often sung to a melody that first appeared in 1539, and that was likely composed by Luther as well. This version quickly became a classic Christmas carol, and many famous composers referred to it in their compositions, including Eccard, Praetorius, Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, von Weber, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, and many others.

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