BWV 33.6

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Original source: Cantata, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 33 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (verse 4), by Konrad Hubert (1540)
Tune: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Wittenberg c. 1541 (Zahn 7292b)
First Performance: 3 September 1724, 13th Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 13; Breitkopf 13; Birnstiel 13; Dietel 80; Levy–Mendelssohn 58; Fasch p.130
Other Harmonizations: BWV 261

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

Original manuscripts
Score: 1) US–PRscheide Scheide MA 129 (original 1724 score; viewable at external site: link); 2) D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 1023 (1755 copy by C.F. Penzel)
Parts: D–LEb Thomana 33
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Consecutive fifths: This chorale contains two instances of consecutive fifths. In measures 5–6, non–structural parallel fifths appear between the soprano (B–C) and tenor (E–F), caused by a lower neighbor in the S. Also, measure 14 contains consecutive fifths in contrary motion between the soprano (E–A) and tenor (A–D). 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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