Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 62; BC A 2 GND

First Sunday of Advent, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale 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, Corno, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 03. Dezember 1724
First performance on December 3, 1724. Subsequent performance around 1732–1734, as evidenced by the watermark and the characteristic handwriting styles of A. M. Bach in the violone part. Possibly another performance in 1736, as Bach was in Dresden on the first Advent of that year. Further performance after 1756 under J. F. Doles, as evidenced in the figured bass notation for the violone part
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg. a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 62/6 ChS
In der autographen Partitur Skizze zum Ritornell der Arie Nr. 2 (NBA Suppl., S. 128f., P. Wollny, 2011).
Link to videos:
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
unknown author
M. Luther (1524), stanza 1 and 8 kept literally, stanzas 2–7 (movement 2–5) reworked (author unknown). Original print: Leipzig 1724 IV (copy lost)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Bach P 877 [Score, Sketch]
D-LEb Thomana 62 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Am.B 44, Faszikel 10 [Score]
D-B Am.B 44 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-Bhm RH 1118 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Bach P 1027 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Bach P 172 [Score]
D-B Bach P 460, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Bach P 838, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach St 397 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/1-D [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151, Faszikel 1 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-WRu 60004 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen BWV 61 (oder BWV 62 ?), Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 62, Breitkopf [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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