BWV 175.7

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Original source: Cantata, Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen, BWV 175
Chorale Text: O Gottes Geist, mein Trost und Rat (verse 9), by Johann Rist (1651)
Tune: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, Erfurt 1524 (Zahn 7445a)
First Performance: 22 May 1725, Whit Tuesday
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Dietel 110
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 59.3* (see note below), 226.2


This setting was first used two years earlier for Cantata #59. BWV 59.3 is nearly identical, but obbligato strings in that earlier setting are down an octave and given to strings.

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