Bartholomäus Gesius

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Bartholomäus Gesius (actually Göß ; * 1562 in Müncheberg , † August 1613 in Frankfurt (Oder) ) was a German cantor and composer .


Gesius was the son of an arable citizen and councilor . He studied at the Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) between 1578 and 1585 . In 1582 he was temporarily cantor in Müncheberg and in 1587 teacher and musician at Muskau Castle in Upper Lusatia . In 1588 he began his five-part chorale passion after Johannes in German. In the spring of 1593 Gesius became cantor at the Marienkirche in Frankfurt (Oder) and at the same time teacher at the council school, today's Karl-Liebknecht-Gymnasium . In 1613 he created his six-part Latin St. Matthew Passion. In the same year he died of the plague.

From him comes the way to the Easter song of Kaspar Stolzhagen (1550–1594) Today God's Son triumphs ( EG 109). It can be found in his Geistliche Deutschen Lieder , 1601. In his enchiridium of 1603, the sage of unknown origin to the song Praise God, our Lords (Psalm 150), which was widely used with the song Paul Gerhardt's Befiehl du your ways , appeared for the first time , especially through Georg Philipp Telemann's adaptation in 1730.


  • Sacred German songs. D. Mart. Lutheri: And other pious Christians: Those who sing throughout the year in the Christian Churches commonly / with four and five voices ... * Frankfurt an der Oder: Hartman, 1601
  • Enchiridium of several German and Latin chants . Frankfurt on the Oder: Hartman, 1603
  • Hymni Patrum Cum Canticis Sacris, Latinis Et Germanicis, De Praecipuis Festis Anniversariis: Quibus Additi Suntet Hymni Scholastici Ad Duodecim Modos Musicos in utroq [ue] cantu, Regulari scilicet ac Transposito, singulis horis per totam septimanam decantibus Frankfurt an , cum cantandi… Or: Hartman, 1609


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