1. Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden

From Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
3/4
Length
133 measures

German text

English translation

Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, und der Tag hat sich geneiget. (Luke 24:29)
Stay with us, for evening falls, and the day has declined.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • The first chorale part closes with the German version of Vespera iam venit by Philipp Melanchthon (1579), with an additional verse by Nikolaus Selnecker (1572) (Dürr 2005, 279–280).
  • Text references: Luke 24:29 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 10:34–10:43; Luke 24:13–24:35

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Oboe da caccia
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Cembalo + Organo

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