Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Öffne dich, mein ganzes Herze (No.5)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 16
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1868. Plate B.W. XVI..
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Coro: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (No.1)

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Aria: Komm, Jesu, komm zu deiner Kirche (No.3)

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Coro: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (No.1)

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Aria: Öffne dich, mein ganzes Herze (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Alternative. Title Now come, Saviour of the Gentiles
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 61
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Ouverture: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (A minor)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Heiland ist gekommen (C major)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Komm, Jesu, komm zu deiner Kirche (C major)
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tur (E minor-G major)
  5. Aria (Soprano): Offne dich, mein ganzes Herze (G major)
  6. Chorale: Amen, Amen (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1714
First Performance. 1714-12-02 in Weimar
First Publication. 1868 (BGA)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: Soloists (soprano, tenor, bass), mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: bassoon, strings, continuo
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information For the 1st Sunday in Advent.

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Ouverture: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. An "ingenious combination of chorale arrangement and French Overture"1.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Heiland ist gekommen. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Komm, Jesu, komm zu deiner Kirche. The upper strings (including violas) function as obbligato together; this forms a tight trio texture with the tenor and continuo.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tur. The "true high point of the work"1. The text is illustrated here in brilliant detail.
  5. Aria (Soprano): Offne dich, mein ganzes Herze. A continuo aria with many coloratura leaps and runs.
  6. Chorale: Amen, Amen. A highly ornamented setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach