BWV 59.3

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): Dietel 110
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 175.7* (see note below), 226.2


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.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2017.