Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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 1. Chorus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
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 2. Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen dies große Geheimnis
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 6. Chorale: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater ton
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Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis (No.4)

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 1. Chorus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
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 2. Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen dies große Geheimnis
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 4. Aria: Streite, siege starker Held
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 6. Chorale: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater ton
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Chorus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (No.1)

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Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen dies große Geheimnis (No.2)

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Recitative: So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron (No.3)

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Aria: Streite, siege starker Held (No.4)

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 Violins I/II/Violas
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Recitative 'accompagnato': Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit (No.5)

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Chorale: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater ton (No.6)

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PMLP03821-bwv062.pdf
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Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis (No.4)

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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 Number BWV 62
Key B minor
Movements/Sections 6 movements
  1. Chorale: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (B minor)
  2. Aria (Tenor): Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis (G major)
  3. Recitativo (Bass): So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron (D major=A major)
  4. Aria (Bass): Streite, siege, starker Held! (D major)
  5. Recitativo (Soprano, Alto): Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit (A major-B minor)
  6. Choral: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, ton (B minor)
Year/Date of Composition 1724
First Performance 1724-12-03 in Leipzig
First Publication 1868 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous, but based heavily on Martin Luther's hymn of the same name
Language German
Average Duration 22 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 oboes, horn, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 1st Sunday in Advent,

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorale: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. "The most splendid movement in the cantata"1. A typical Bach chorale setting from this cycle; the chorale melody is sung plain by the sopranos, while the rest of the voices and instruments play in imitation on a related motive.
  2. Aria (Tenor): Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis. Another usage of the choral in this movement, a pure expression of joy.
  3. Recitativo (Bass): So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron. Secco recitative.
  4. Aria (Bass): Streite, siege, starker Held! A very sparse texture of continuo with strings at the octave; note that the common time signature contrasts with the bouncy 3/8 of the first aria.
  5. Recitativo (Soprano, Alto): Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, ton. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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