BWV 133.6

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Original source: Cantata, Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Ich freue mich in dir (verse 4), by Kaspar Ziegler (1697)
Tune: O Gott, du frommer Gott (melody #4), Anon. 1738* (see note below) (Zahn 5187)
First Performance: 27 December 1724, 3rd Day of Christmas
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 60; Breitkopf 61; Birnstiel 64; Dietel 56; AmB 46II p.132; Levy–Mendelssohn 10; Fasch p.14
Other Harmonizations: None

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

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 1215
Parts: 1) D–LEb Thomana 133, Faszikel 1 (original 1724 parts), 2) D–B Bach St 387, Faszikel 1 (a second 1724 copy of parts)


This tune by an anonymous composer is first seen in print in 1738, under the title O stilles Gotteslamm.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2019.