BWV 32.6



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Original source: Cantata, Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Weg, mein Herz, mit den Gedanken (verse 12), by Paul Gerhardt (1647)
Tune: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, Geneva 1551 as Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, based on a 15th c. melody (Zahn 6543)
First Performance: 13 January 1726, 1st Sunday after Epiphany
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 29; Breitkopf 29; Birnstiel 33; AmB 46II p.166; Levy–Mendelssohn 34; Fasch p.36
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 19.7, 25.6, 30.6, 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, oboe. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 126
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 67



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