BWV 7.7

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Original source: Cantata, Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam (verse 7), by Martin Luther
Tune: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam , Anon., possibly Johann Walter (Zahn 7246)
First Performance: 24 June 1724, Feast of John the Baptist
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): None
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 176.6, 280

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe d’amore 1 & 2. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: US-NYtowe (s. Sign.), BWV 7 (not available for viewing)
Parts: D–LEb Thomana 7


Measure 2/6 contains consecutive fifths in contrary motion between tenor (F#–D) and bass (B–G). For a complete account of consecutive fifths and octaves in the Bach chorales, see "Consecutive Fifths & Octaves in the Bach Chorales" featured on the Articles & Research page.

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