BWV 171.6

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Original source: Cantata, Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset (verse 2)*, by Johannes Herman (1593)
Tune: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, Wittenberg 1591 (Zahn 8477a)
First Performance: 1 January 1729? (or 1730 or 1731), New Year’s Day
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): None*
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 41.6* (see note below), 190.7, 362

Comparative score: Four settings of Jesu, nun sei gepreiset placed in the same key (PDF)

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

Original manuscripts
Score: US–NYpm B 1184. G685 (not viewable)
Parts: None available
(Provenance details by Thomas Braatz at www.bach–


BWV 41.6 is identical, but in C major. This setting does appear in several early collections, but since they appear in C major rather than D, these collections are listed on the BWV 41.6 page.
The Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA) includes a verse of Herman’s hymn different than the one given here.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2019.