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Original source: Cantata, Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158
Chorale Text: Christ lag in Todesbanden (verse 5), by Martin Luther (1524)
Tune: Christ lag in Todesbanden, by Martin Luther (1524), based on sequence Victimae Paschali laudes (Zahn 7012a)
First Performance: 1724–1735?, Feast of the Purification of Mary
Appearance in Early Collections (Key):
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 4.8, 277, 278, 279* (see note below)
Comparative score: Five settings of Christ lag in Todesbanden aligned and placed in the same key (PDF)
BWV 279 is a slight variant of this setting.
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