Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BuxWV 210 (Buxtehude, Dietrich)

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Fynnjamin (2012/8/29)

Copyist:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), copyist.

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1700).
Shelf number: Fol.49/11. Fascicle II.

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Work Title Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BuxWV 210
Alternative Title Nun freüt eüch lieben Christen gmein. uff 2 Clavir Diet. Buxtehude
Composer Buxtehude, Dietrich
Opus/Catalogue Number BuxWV 210
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ


Misc. Comments

Maul & Wollny: "... In the course of our research, [in 2005] we noticed in the 1840 inventory of the library's [Anna Amalia Bibliothek] general manuscript collection an odd entry within the theological section, citing the text incipit of the chorale ’An Wasserflüssen Babylons’, the name of Johann Pachelbel, the copying date 1700, and the shelf number Fol.49/11. It struck us that the source described here could not be a theological work, nor could it be the so-called Weimar Tablature Book of 1704, which has a different shelf number. The shelf number Fol. 49/11 led us to four fascicles preserved in a modern tab box and containing a total of five organ compositions notated in new German tablature:

Fascicle I: Johann Adam Reincken, ’An Wasserflüssen Babylon’
’J. N. J. / An Waßer Flüßen / Babylon. / Auff 2 Clavier. / et pedal. / Joh. Adam Reincke’
colophon, p. 8: ’Il Fine / â Dom. Georg: Böhme / descriptum ao. 1700 / Lunaburgi:’; four folios
Fascicle II: Dietrich Buxtehude, ’Nun freut euch lieben Christen gmein’
’Nun freüt eüch / lieben / Christen gmein. / uff 2 Clavir / Diet. Buxtehude’. (fragment)
one folio (heavily damaged in bottom margin, fragment of a formerly larger manuscript presumably consisting of at least four folios)
Fascicle III: Johann Pachelbel, ’An Wasserflüssen Babylon’
’Am Waßer Fliesen Babilon / Signor: Johann Pachelbel / organist in Noribergæ’; two folios
Fascicle IV: Johann Pachelbel, ’Kyrie Gott Vater’ and Fuga
’Kyrie Gott / Vater in Ewig- / keit / J. Pachelbel’; ’Fuga / Joh. Pachelbel’; two folios.



On the basis of handwriting comparisons we were able to identify the first two fascicles (Reincken and Buxtehude) as the earliest known autographs of Johann Sebastian Bach. The informative colophon at the end of Fascicle I gives the date of the Reincken MS as 1700, thereby pointing to a period of Bach's life not previously illuminated by primary sources.

Peter Wollny, Michael Maul, 'The Weimar Organ Tablature: Bach’s Earliest Autographs', Understanding Bach, 3 (2008), pp.67-74.

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