Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Sacred cantata for Annunciation
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1725
BWV 1

1.
Chorus
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
SATB · 2 cor · 2 ob da c · 2 vln · str · bc
SATB · 
cor · 2 ob da c · 2 vln · str · bc
2.
Recitative
T · 
bc
3.
Aria
S · 
ob da c · bc
4.
Recitative
B · 
bc
5.
Aria
Unser Mund und Ton der Saiten
T · 2 vln · str · bc
T · 
vln · str · bc
6.
Chorale
Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh
SATB · 2 cor · str · 2 vln · 2 ob da c · bc
SATB · 
cor · str · 2 vln · 2 ob da c · bc

Instrumentation

  • Corno I
  • Corno II
  • Oboe da caccia I
  • Oboe da caccia II
  • Violino concertato I
  • Violino concertato II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on Phillip Nicolai’s 1599 hymn, which was sung for the Feast of Epiphany (Dürr 2005, 668)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isaiah 7:10–7:16; Luke 1:26–1:37

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