Schwingt freudig euch empor (version in 1 part) BWV 36.4; BWV 36 (1); BC A 3a 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*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
um 1726-1730
Date of composition around 1726–1730 as a parody of BWV 36.1, later revised and expanded, see two-part version BWV 36.5
relation to other works:
is revision of BWV 36.1 / BC G 35
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 36.4/5 ChS
has revision BWV 36.5
Link to videos:
Schwingt freudig euch empor , BWV 36.4 (Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, H. Rilling)

Author Libretto
Henrici, Christian Friedrich, genannt Picander ? (1700-1764)
Author unknown (C. F. Henrici?). For movement 1–4, see BWV 36.1: author unknown (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
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Author Chorale
Nicolai, Philipp

Original sources
D-B Am.B 106 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 143 [Score]
D-KNu K 16a/6365 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-KNu K 16a/6365, Faszikel 4 [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 BWV 64, 144, 5, 36, Fk 84, J. Rietz [Score]
D-B Bach St 82, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]


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