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
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Cr, 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 03. Dezember 1724
2nd performance about 1732/1734 (s. watermark of 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 autogr. 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
Martin Luther (1524); stanza 2-7 (mvts. 2-5) reworked (author unknown);
libretto printing: Leipzig 1724 IV until 1919 in RF SPsc (s. W. Hobohm, in: BJ 1973, S.7)
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 Bach P 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Am.B 44 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Am.B 44, Faszikel 10 [Score]
D-Bhm RH 1118 [Konvolut] [Score]
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 P 1027 [Score]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/1-D [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151 [Konvolut] [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151, Faszikel 1 [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]
D-B Bach St 397 [Part(s)]


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