BWV 36.4



Original source: Cantata, Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 36
Chorale Text: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (verse 6), by Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Tune: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, by Philipp Nicolai (1599) (Zahn 8359)
First Performance: 2 December 1731, 1st Sunday in Advent
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 86=195=305; Breitkopf 85=195=304; Birnstiel 91; Dietel 33; AmB 46II p.89 & 126; Fasch p.145; Penzel 165
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 1.6, 172.6, 436

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe d’amore 1. A: violin 2, oboe d’amore 2. T: viola. B: organ, continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 45, Faszikel 2
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 82, Faszikel 1



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