Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Sacred cantata for Advent I
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1724
BWV 62

1.
Chorus
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
SATB · cor · 2 ob · str · bc
SATB · 
cor · 2 ob · str · bc
2.
Aria
T · 
ob · str · bc
3.
Recitative
B · 
bc
4.
Aria
B · 
str · bc
5.
Recitative
Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit
SA · str · bc
SA · 
str · bc
6.
Chorale
Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, g’tan
SATB · str · cor · 2 ob · bc
SATB · 
str · cor · 2 ob · bc

Instrumentation

  • Corno
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo / Violone, dazu 1 teilw. beziff.)

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: first verse of Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21:1–21:9

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