BWV 194.12



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Original source: Cantata, Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194
Chorale Text: Wach auf, mein Herz, und singe (verses 9 & 10), by Paul Gerhardt (1647)
Tune: Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren, by Nikolaus Selnecker (1587) (Zahn 159)
First Performance: 2 November 1723, Dedication of Church & Organ
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 93=257; Breitkopf 93=257; Birnstiel 99; Dietel 19; AmB 46II p.198 & p.231; Fasch p.3
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 79.6, 165.6

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1. A: violin 2, oboe 2. T: viola. B: continuo. Obbligato — oboe 3.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 43, Faszikel 3 (1723 Störmthal version)
Parts: 1) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 1 (1723; parts used for 1723 Störmthal premiere and for 1724 Leipzig performance)
2) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 2 (1724 parts, used also in 1731)
3) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 3 (not viewable online) (additional parts for the 1731 performance)

Notes

Measure 1, beat 3, tenor — The Fasch manuscript has C–Bb eighths rather than D–C. No early manuscripts or other early collections have C–Bb.



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