BWV 194.6



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Original source: Cantata, Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194
Chorale Text: Treuer Gott, ich muss dir klagen (verse 6), by Johann Heermann (1630)
Tune: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, Geneva 1551 as Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, based on a 15th c. melody (Zahn 6543)
First Performance: 2 November 1723, Dedication of Church & Organ
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 64=256 (R64 down a m3); Breitkopf 63=256 (R63 down a m3); Birnstiel 66; Dietel 18; AmB 46II p.229 (same key); Fasch p.33 (down a m3)
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 19.7, 25.6, 30.6, 32.6, 39.7, 70.7

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

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1. A: violin 2, oboe 2. T: viola. B: continuo. Obbligato — oboe 3.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 43, Faszikel 3 (1723 Störmthal version)
Parts: 1) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 1 (1723; parts used for 1723 Störmthal premiere and for 1724 Leipzig performance)
2) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 2 (1724 parts, used also in 1731)
3) D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 3 (not viewable online) (additional parts for the 1731 performance)



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