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This sombre tune appeared in a Nuremberg publication of 1676 with only the initials MH, which have been variously interpreted as Martin Herbst or the otherwise unknown Martin Heinlein. It is either called ‘Heinlein’ or ‘Aus der Tiefe’ (‘Out of the deep’) from the hymn to which it was originally set.
from notes by Alan Luff © 2002
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