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
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

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 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Bach P 1164 [Score]
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]
D-B Bach St 625 [Part(s)]


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