BWV 62.6



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Original source: Cantata, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (verse 8), by Martin Luther (1524), a paraphrase of Veni redemptor gentium
Tune: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Erfurt 1524, after an early church melody (Zahn 1174)
First Performance: 3 December 1724, 1st Sunday of Advent
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 170 (down a M2); Breitkopf 170 (down a M2); Birnstiel 176; Dietel 96; AmB 46II pp. 90, 128, and 299 (p.90 & p.128 down a M2); Penzel 122
Other Harmonizations: BWV 36.8

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1 & 2, horn. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: 1) D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 877 (autograph), 2) D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 1027 (1761 copy, scr. Christian Penzel)
Parts: D–LEb Thomana 62



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