BWV 28.6



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Original source: Cantata, Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen (verse 6), by Paul Eber (c.1580)
Tune: Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen, Anon. 1575, after secular Ich ging einmal spazieren (1569) (Zahn 5267)
First Performance: 30 December 1725, 1st Sunday after Christmas
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 23=88; Breitkopf 23=88; Birnstiel 26=87; Dietel 8; AmB 46II p.221; Levy–Mendelssohn 23; Fasch p.8 & p.67
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 16.6, 183.5

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1, cornet. A: violin 2, oboe 2, trombone 1. T: viola, taille, trombone 2. B: trombone 3, continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 92. (Note: In the 1731/1732 manuscript for BWV 16, D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 100, in the hand of Christoph Nichelmann, this BWV 28.6 setting is substituted in the place of the setting that originally closed BWV 16, a different setting of the same tune and text.)
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St. 37



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