BWV 248(1).9



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Original source: Oratorio, Christmas Oratorio, part 1, BWV 248 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her (verse 13), by Martin Luther (1535)
Tune: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, by Martin Luther (1539) (Zahn 346)
First Performance: 25 December 1734, Christmas Day
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 46; Breitkopf 45; Birnstiel 49; AmB 46II p.134; Levy–Mendelssohn 5; AmB 46II p.31
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 248.17, 248.23

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, transverse flute 1 & 2, oboe 1 & 2. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: organ, continuo. Obbligato instruments — 3 trumpets, timpani

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 32
Parts:
Part 1 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112I, Faszikel 1
Part 2 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112II, Faszikel 1
Part 3 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112III, Faszikel 1
Part 4 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112IV, Faszikel 1
Part 5 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112V, Faszikel 1
Part 6 — D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 112VI, Faszikel 1



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