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Original source: Cantata, Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59
Chorale Text: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (verse 1), by Martin Luther (1524), after the antiphon Veni sancte spiritus
Tune: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, Erfurt 1524 (Zahn 7445a)
First Performance: 16 May 1723, Whit Sunday
Appearance in Early Collections (Key):
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 175.7* (see note below), 226.2
Instrumentation: Colla parte — S: X. A: violin 1. T: (violin 2). B: (violin 3). Obbligato — violin 2 & 3 alternate between colla parte and obbligato.
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 162
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 102
This setting was reused two years later for Cantata #175. The closing chorale for BWV 175 is nearly identical, but obbligato strings in BWV 59 being taken up an octave and given to flutes in BWV 175.
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