BWV 361

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Original source: Chorale, Jesu, meines Herzens Freud, BWV 361
Chorale Text: Jesu, meines Herzens Freud*, by Johann Flittner (1660)
Tune: Jesu, meines Herzens Freud, by Johann Rudolph Ahle (1660) (Zahn 4797, 4798d)
First Performance: Unknown
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 264; Breitkopf 264; Dietel 42; AmB 46II p.254
Other Harmonizations: None


This chorale survives without text. The text that appears here is the one provided by editors of the Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA).

Measure 12 of this chorale contain parallel fifths between the soprano (C–Bb) and the tenor (F–Eb) where the former is a Re–Do anticipation figure and the latter is a delayed arrival of the seventh of a V7 chord. These "cadential parallels" are considered non–structural since they involve non–chord tones. Cadential parallels can be found in several chorales, most notably in BWV 40.8 where four instances occur. 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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