BWV 36.8



Original source: Cantata, Schwingt freudig euch empr, BWV 36
Chorale Text: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (verse 8), by Martin Luther (1524)
Tune: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Erfurt 1524, after an early church melody (Zahn 1174)
First Performance: 2 December 1731, 1st Sunday in Advent
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 28; Breitkopf 28; Birnstiel 32; Spitta 1; Fasch p.104
Other Harmonizations: BWV 62.6

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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