BWV 64.4



Original source: Cantata, Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64
Chorale Text: Was frag ich nach der Welt (verse 1), by Balthasar Kindermann (1664)
Tune: O Gott, du frommer Gott (melody #3), by Ahasverus Fritsch (1679), based on Adam Krieger (1657) (Zahn 5206b)
First Performance: 27 December 1723, 3rd Day of Christmas
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 255; Breitkopf 255; Dietel 14; AmB 46II p.227
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 45.7, 94.8, 128.5, 129.5, 197a.7, 398, 1125

Comparative score: Eight settings of O Gott, du frommer Gott (melody #3) aligned and placed in the same key (PDF)

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, cornet. A: violin 2, trombone 1. T: viola, trombone 2. B: trombone 3, organ, continuo. (NB: Continuo embellishes bass.)

Original manuscripts
Score: 1723 autograph not available; D–B 102–104, Faszikel 3 (Am.B 104) (1730/1731 copy, scr. Christoph Nichelmann)
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 84, Faszikel 1



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