BWV 415

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Original source: Chorale, Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 415
Chorale Text: Valet will ich dir geben*, by Valerius Herberger (1613)
Tune: Valet will ich dir geben, by Melchior Teschner (1613) (Zahn 5404a)
First Performance: Unknown
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 24; Breitkopf 24; Birnstiel 27; AmB 46II p.173; Levy–Mendelssohn 40; Fasch p.90
Other Harmonizations: BWV 245.26


This chorale survives without text. The text that appears here is the one provided by editors of the Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA).
Speculation regarding liturgical occasion: This chorale may have served the Picander–Jahrgang cantata Alles, alles Himmelswerts for Ascension (Picander 36), according to Häfner. In this case, verse 1 of Valet will ich dir geben would have been used. (NBA III/2.2 KB, pp.152–153)

View a complete listing of speculations regarding the liturgical occasions of individual BWV 253–438 chorales.

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