BWV 39.7



Original source: Cantata, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39
Chorale Text: Kommt, lasst euch den Herren lehren (verse 6), by David Denicke (1648)
Tune: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, Geneva 1551 as Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, based on a 15th c. melody (Zahn 6543)
First Performance: 23 June 1726, 1st Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 67 (down a m3); Breitkopf 67 (down a m3); Birnstiel 71; Dietel 116; AmB 46II p.312; Fasch p.35 (down a m3)
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 19.7, 25.6, 30.6, 32.6, 70.7, 194.6

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

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

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 62
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 8



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