1. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

From Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
a minor
Meter
2/2 → 3/4
Structure
none
Length
93 measures

German text

English translation

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,
Now come, savior of the gentiles,
Der Jungfrauen Kind erkannt,
Known as child of the virgin;
Des sich wundert alle Welt,
Of this, all the world marvels:
Gott solch Geburt ihm bestellt.
God ordained him such a birth.
 

About the text

  • Author: Erdmann Neumeister
  • Text references: first verse of Veni redemptor gentium, Martin Luther’s German translation of 1524 (Dürr 2005, 76) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21:1–21:9

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Violoncello + Fagotto
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

Notes

Starting with SATB chorale

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