Schwingt freudig euch empor (zweiteilige Fassung) BWV 36.5; BWV 36 (2); BC A 3b GND

First Sunday of Advent, without assignment
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 102
Epistel: Römer 13, 11-14
Gospel: Matthäus 21, 1-9
Week song: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe d'amore I, Oboe d'amore II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 02. Dezember 1731
First performance on December 2, 1731; subsequent performance in Ronneburg around 1732–1745 (organ part by J. W. Koch). Expanded reworking of BWV 36.4
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is revision of BWV 36.4 / BC A 3a
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
has arrangement in BR-JCFB F 3a
is adapted in BWV 36.5/4 ChS
is adapted in BWV 36.5/8 ChS
Link to videos:
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36.5 (Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, H. Rilling)

Author Libretto
Henrici, Christian Friedrich, genannt Picander ? (1700-1764)
See BWV 36.4 (Movement 4: see there Movement 5, Stanza 6 of the song). Movement 2, 6, and 8: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (M. Luther, 1524), Stanza 1, 6, and 8
BWV 36.4:
Unknown author (C. F. Henrici?). Movements 1-4 see BWV 36.1: Unknown author (C. F. Henrici?), Movement 1, 3, 5, and 7. Movement 5: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (P. Nicolai, date of composition 1597/1598; first print 1599), Stanza 7
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Nicolai, Philipp
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)

Original sources
D-B Bach P 45, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach St 82, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1164 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Bach St 625 [Part(s)]
PL-Wu RM 5922 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 36, 112, 146, L. Liepmannssohn [Score]
Verschollen BWV 36 (1), J. Christoph Westphal [Score]
Verschollen BWV 36 (2), J. Christian Westphal [Score]
Verschollen BWV 36 (3), K. M. Poppe [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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