2. Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis

From Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
3/8
Structure
Da Capo (Dal Segno)
Length
180 measures

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based exclusively on Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 and hence on its model, the Latin hymn Veni redemptor gentium” (Dürr 2005, 78).
  • Text references: second and third verses of Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21:1–21:9

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Violone + Organo

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