- Leuthen Chorale
The Leuthen Chorale was a tune originally composed in the seventeenth century by
Johannes Crüger, tutor to the von Blumenthalfamily and Director of Music at the Nikolaikirchein Berlin. It was used as the setting for Martin Luther's hymn "Nun danket alle Gott" (sung in English to the same tune as "Now thank we all our God").
Battle of Leuthenin 1757, an unknown Prussian soldier standing near Frederick the Greatbegan singing it spontaneously, and the hymn was taken up by the entire assembled Prussian army, about 25.000 men.
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