BWV 2.6


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Original source: Cantata, Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein (verse 6), by Martin Luther (after Psalm 12) (1524)
Tune: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, Erfurt 1524, based on a pre–Reformation melody (Zahn 4431)
First Performance: 18 June 1724, 2nd Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 262; Breitkopf 262; Dietel 26; AmB 46II p. 239
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 77.6, 153.1

Comparative score: Three settings of Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein aligned and placed in the same key (PDF)

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1 & 2, trombone 1. A: violin 2, trombone 2. T: viola, trombone 3. B: trombone 4, continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B N.Mus.ms. 681
Parts: D–LEb Thomana 2



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