BWV 416 (=245.5)

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Original source: Chorale, Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 416 (Passion, St. John Passion, BWV 245. See BWV 245.5)
Chorale Text: Vater unser im Himmelreich,* by Martin Luther (1539)
Tune: Vater unser im Himmelreich, Leipzig 1539 (Zahn 3561)
First Performance: 7 April 1724, Good Friday
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 47; Breitkopf 47; Birnstiel 50; Dietel 137; AmB 46II p.176; Levy–Mendelssohn 43; Fasch p.82
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 90.5, 101.7, 102.7, 245.5


The text that appears here is the one provided by editors of the Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA) for this chorale. However, this setting served as the fifth movement in the first version of the St. John Passion, a setting which featured the fourth verse of Luther’s hymn text. See BWV 245.5.

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