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||Bach, Johann Sebastian
||BWV 243a ; BC.E14
||4 sections (appendix)
- Vom Himmel hoch SATB
- Freut euch und jubiliert SSAT, continuo
- Gloria SSATB with colla parte instruments & violino obligato
- Virga Jesse (fragment) S, B, continuo
|Year/Date of Composition
||1723-12-25 in Leipzig
||Bible, Luke 1:46–55
||Soloists: 2 Sopranos, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Mixed Chorus (SSATB)|
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 recorders, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo (+ bassoon)
This original version was first performed on Christmas Day, 1723 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig under the composer's direction. The work was subsequently revised as the Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (1728-31) and performed in its revised version in 1732.