Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 1; BC A 173 GND

Annunciation, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Genre
Chorale cantata
Proper
Psalm: Psalm 91
Epistel: Jesaja 7, 10-16
Gospel: Lukas 1, 26-38
Scoring
Sopran solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno I, Corno II, Oboe da caccia I, Oboe da caccia II, Violine concertante I, Violine concertante II, Violine ripieno I, Violine ripieno II, Viola Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
1725
First performance on March 25, 1725
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWV / BC F
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (BWV 1), J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

Author Libretto
unknown author
Libretto
Philipp Nicolai (date of composition 1597/1598; first published 1599), stanzas 1 and 7 kept literally, stanzas 2–6 (sentences 2–5) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Nicolai, Philipp
Chorale

Original sources
D-LEb Thomana 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 1, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
[Verschollen Kantatenabschriften, C. v. Winterfeld] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/V, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 165 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 191 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5916 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 1 (1), C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 305 [Score]

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