Since 2010, critical editions have been produced of three large collections of sacred hymns by Rist in musical settings by Johann Schop, Heinrich Scheidemann, Martin Coler and many other leading north German composers. A bibliography of Rist’s collected sacred lyrics has also been published.

This collaborative project with the Universität Hamburg yielded two further highly influential corpora of texts and music by Rist and his composers as a hybrid edition with detailed comments: the Neue Musikalische Katechismus Andachten (1656) and Neues Musikalisches Seelenparadies [...] Neuen Testaments (1662), which were widely included in early modern hymnals.

In cooperation with the Universität Hamburg


Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)
Duration: March 2016 – October 2018
Project participants: Andrea Opitz (contact)