BWV 244.17



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Original source: Passion, St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Chorale Text: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (verse 6), by Paul Gerhardt (1630)
Tune: Befiehl du deine Wege (melody #1), by Hans Leo Hassler (1601) (Zahn 5385a)
First Performance: 11 April 1727, Good Friday
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 98 (down a m2); Breitkopf 98 (down a m2); Birnstiel 102; Fasch p.125 (down a m2)
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 135.6, 153.5, 161.6, 244.15* (see note below), 244.44, 244.54, 244.62, 248.5, 248.64, 270, 271

Notes

BWV 244.15 is identical to BWV 244.17 but a half step higher, in E major.



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