Homilius, Gottfried August

born 1714-02-02 (Rosenthal, Germany)
died 1785-06-02 (Dresden, Germany)
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After attending the Annenschule in Dresden, Homilius studied law in Leipzig. He was already musically active there and temporarily represented the organist at the Nikolaikirche. He was probably one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s immediate circle of students. From 1742 Homilius was organist at the Frauenkirche in Dresden and from 1755 until his death he was organist and music director at the three main churches in Dresden.


  • Uwe Wolf (2014). Gottfried August Homilius. Thematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke (HoWV). Carus, Stuttgart.


ID Title Genre
HoWV I.9 Wir gingen alle in die Irre passion


Wir gingen alle in die Irre
HoWV I.9

genre passion
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 cor (D), 2 vl, vla, b, org
latest release v1.0.0 (2022-07-11)
scores b bc cor 1, 2 coro fag 1 fag 2 fl 1 fl 2 full score ob 1 ob 2 soli vl 1 vl 2 vla
IMSLP scores and parts
previous releases (none)
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0