BWV 1084

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Original source: Chorale, O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn, BWV 1084 (bach–digital page) (from the St. Mark Passion Pasticcio)
Chorale Text: Christus, der uns selig macht, by Michael Weisse (1531)
Tune: Christus, der uns selig macht, Leipzig c.1500 (Zahn 6285)
First Performance: 19 April 1726, Good Friday
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): None
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 245.15, 245.37, 283


This chorale survives by way of the St. Mark Passion Pasticcio, which can be viewed at www.bach– and is identified as D–B Mus. ms. 11471/1.

Editorial note: Because of the various divergences in this setting from Bach’s chorale style (e.g. missing chordal thirds at bars 2, 3, 5, 8, 11 and 15, etc.), I have come to question Bach authorship of this setting. —LD

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2018.