Homilius was an important German composer of the mid to late eighteenth century. He studied the organ and composition with Stubner, Bach and Hiller and attended the University of Leipzig as a student of law. Positions maintained by Homilius during the course of his life included assistant organist at St Anne's in Dresden, organist for Dresden's Frauenkirche, Kreuzkirche, and Sophienkirche. His first extant composition was the cantata "Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild" and his corpus of compositions included many cantatas, motets, Magnificant settings and works for the organ. Historical judgment of his work can only be ascertained through an understanding that his music remained a part of the choral repertorie of the Kreuzkirche. The emphases of his works focused on melodic line in combination with folk elements and expressive emotions.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, chorale prelude for organ in B minor, HoWV 8.27 02:10 Keyboard
Weg, Mein Herz, mit den Gedenken, chorale prelude for organ & optional oboe, HoWV 10.10 04:15 Keyboard
Christ Lag in Todesbanden, chorale prelude for organ in E minor, HoWV 8:35 05:13 Keyboard
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ in D major, HoWV 8.32 04:02 Keyboard
Es ist gewlißlich an der Zeit, chorale prelude for organ 01:57 Keyboard
O grosser Gott du reines Wesen, chorale prelude for organ in A minor, HoWV 8.13 02:57 Keyboard
Domine, Ad Adiuvandum Me, for 6-part chorus 02:20 Choral
Uns ist ein Kind geboren 13:44
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, chorale prelude for organ in B flat minor, HoWV 8.3 02:21 Keyboard
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, chorale prelude for organ, HoWV 8.41 03:18 Keyboard
O Heil'ger Geist, Kehr Bei Uns ein, chorale prelude for horn & organ 03:05 Chamber Music
Gott des Himmels und der Erden, chorale prelude for organ 02:42 Keyboard
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, chorale prelude for organ 03:32 Keyboard
Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, chorale prelude for organ in C major, HoWV 8.30 02:42 Keyboard
Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn, chorale prelude for organ in E major, HoWV 8.2 03:20 Keyboard
Mache dich mein geist Bereit, chorale prelude for organ in E flat major, HoWV 8.21 03:04 Keyboard
St. Matthew Passion 02:10:24 Choral
Verwundrung, Mitleid, cantata 18:01 Choral
Komm Heiliger Geist, Herr Gott, chorale prelude for horn & organ, HoWV 10.1 03:18 Chamber Music
Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut, chorale prelude for organ in A major, HoWV 8.10 03:13 Keyboard
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