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Original source: Cantata, Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171
Chorale Text: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset (verse 2)*, by Johannes Herman (1593)
Tune: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, Wittenberg 1591 (Zahn 8477a)
First Performance: 1 January 1729? (or 1730 or 1731), New Year’s Day
Appearance in Early Collections (Key):
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 41.6* (see note below), 190.7, 362
Comparative score: Four settings of Jesu, nun sei gepreiset placed in the same key (PDF)
BWV 41.6 is identical, but in C major. This setting does appear in several early collections, but since they appear in C major rather than D, these collections are listed on the BWV 41.6 page.
The Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA) includes a verse of Herman’s hymn different than the one given here.
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