Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 61; BC A 1 GND

First Sunday of Advent, Weimar Cantatas, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 74 [2]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 102
Epistel: Römer 13, 11-14
Gospel: Matthäus 21, 1-9
Week song: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Sopran solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Fagotto, Violine I, Violine II, Viola I, Viola II, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 02. Dezember 1714 (autographes Datum bei P 45)
First performance December 2, 1714 (autograph date), subsequent performance probably on November 28, 1723 (evidence of the autograph score within the First Leipzig Cantata Cycle); subsequent performance after 1730 (autograph addition to the order of service in partially autographed score P 45). Further performance after 1750 by W. F. Bach in Halle (text print in D-HA)
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Neumeister, Erdmann (1671–1756)
E. Neumeister. Movement 1 uses Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (M. Luther, 1524), stanza 1. Movement 4 uses Revelation 3, 20. Movement 6: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (P. Nicolai, date of composition 1597/1598; first print 1599), concluding stanza 7. Printed text: Neumeister 1714 (lost); Neumeister 1716/1717, page 8; Neumeister 1717, page 1
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
Nicolai, Philipp
Bible verse
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Bach P 45, Faszikel 6 [Score]
Additional sources
Verschollen BWV 61 (oder BWV 62 ?), Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Score]


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