O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Released 4/15/2022


Paul Gerhardt (1600’s)translated into German the Latin text of Bernard of Clairvaux (1153) and Johann S. Bach (1729)composed several harmony arrangements of this popular Passion Hymn. The melody derives from a popular love song: “Mein G’muth ist Mir Verwirret” (My Mind is Confused)by the Renaissance composer, Hans Leo Hassler.