BWV 30.6



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Original source: Cantata, Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV 30 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Tröstet, tröstet meine Lieben (verse 3), by Johann Olearius (1671)
Tune: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, Geneva 1551 as Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, based on a 15th c. melody (Zahn 6543)
First Performance: 24 June 1738?, Feast of John the Baptist
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 76 (down a M2); Breitkopf 76 (down a M2); Birnstiel 84; Fasch p.34 (down a M2)
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 19.7, 25.6, 32.6, 39.7, 70.7, 194.6

Comparative score: Seven settings of Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele arranged by date (PDF)

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, transverse flute 1 & 2 (8va), oboe 1 & 2. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: organ, continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 44, Faszikel 1
Parts: 1) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St. 31, Faszikel 1, 2) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 31, Faszikel 2 (1737 copy)



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