1. Das neugeborne Kindelein

From Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
3/8
Structure
none
Length
128 measures

German text

English translation

Das neugeborne Kindelein,
The new-born baby,
Das herzeliebe Jesulein
the heart’s-beloved little Jesus,
Bringt abermal ein neues Jahr
now brings a new year
Der auserwählten Christenschar.
to the chosen flock of Christians.
(“Das neugeborne Kindelein,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on the 1597 hymn by Cyriakus Schneegaß (Dürr 2005, 139)
  • Text references: first verse of the 1597 hymn by Cyriakus Schneegaß (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 4:1–4:7; Luke 2:33–2:40

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Violino I
  • Oboe II + Violino II
  • Taille + Viola
  • Soprano chorale
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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