Cornelius Becker

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Cornelius Becker

Cornelius Becker (1561–1604) was an Orthodox Lutheran pastor in Leipzig.[1] He prepared the Becker Psalter, some of which Heinrich Schütz set to music.[2] Bach used his version of Psalm 23 for his cantata Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104.


  1. ^ Paul Westermeyer (2005), Let the People Sing: Hymn Tunes in Perspective, p. 136, GIA Publications, Chicago, Illinois
  2. ^ Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson (1995), The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence, p. 23, Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois