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Zahn, Johannes Christoph Andreas
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(Aug 1, 1817, Eschenbach – Feb 17, 1895, Neuendettelsau). After studying theology, primarily at Erlangen, Zahn served from 1854 to 1888 as director of the teachers’ college in Altdorf. His excellent training in church music supported his work in hymnology. Zahn left his mark on the reform of Protestant congregational and choral singing, not least through his assistance in producing hymn and tune books (Hymnal: I, 4). He published his fundamental researches in Die Melodien der deutschen evangelischen Kirchenlieder aus den Quellen geschöpft (6 vols., 1889–1983),…

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Wennemuth, Heike, “Zahn, Johannes Christoph Andreas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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