musician/member name: Mark Gilston
Mark Gilston plays a Bach chorale tune from the St. Matthew Passion on mountain dulcimer. The melody for "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" (O Sacred Head Now Wounded) originally comes from a secular German love song, "Mein G'müt ist mir verwirret" (My mind is confused) by Hans Leo Hassler. The tune was simplified for hymnody in 1656 by Johann Crüger. Bach used the chorale melody twice in his "Christmas Oratorio". In 1948, Tom Glazer adopted the tune for his song "Because All Men Are Brothers" which became a hit song when Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it in 1965.