Original source: Chorale, Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, BWV 390
Chorale Text: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren*, by Johann Gramann (1540)
Tune: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, by Hans Kugelmann, based on a 15th c. melody (Zahn 8244)
First Performance: Unknown
Appearance in Early Collections (Key):
AmB 46II p.288
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 17.7, 29.8, 167.5, 389
This chorale survives without text. The text that appears here is the one provided by editors of the Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA).
Speculation regarding liturgical occasion: BWV 390 may have come from a lost cantata for the 14th Sunday after Trinity. This speculation is based primarily on the setting’s position in the Dietel Collection and secondarily on the fact that another setting of this tune (BWV 17.7) is from a Trinity +14 cantata.
Dietel 74 & 75 = from Trinity +11
Dietel 76 & 77 = from Trinity +12
Dietel 80 & 82 & 83(?) = from Trinity +13 (See page for D83 for more)
Dietel 81 = ?
Dietel 84 = from Trinity +14 (10 September 1724)
Dietel 85 & 87 = from Feast of the Archangel Michael (Dietel 85 = 29 September 1724, Friday after Trinity +16)
Dietel 88 & 89 = from Trinity +16
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