BWV 248(2).23(14)



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Original source: Oratorio, Christmas Oratorio, part 2, BWV 248 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Wir singen dir, Immanuel (verse 2), by Paul Gerhardt (1656)
Tune: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, by Martin Luther (1539) (Zahn 346)
First Performance: 26 December 1734, 2nd Day of Christmas
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 344; Breitkopf 343; AmB 46II p.104
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 248.9, 248.17

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: (continuo). Instrumental texture — 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboe d’amore, 2 oboes da caccia.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 32
Parts:
Part 1 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112I, Faszikel 1
Part 2 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112II, Faszikel 1
Part 3 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112III, Faszikel 1
Part 4 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112IV, Faszikel 1
Part 5 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112V, Faszikel 1
Part 6 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112VI, Faszikel 1



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