Die Kindheit Jesu (Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich)



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Complete (1773 Version)

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Editor Georg Schünemann (1884-1945)
Publisher. Info. Denkmäler der Deutscher Tonkunst, Vol.56
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1917. Plate D.D.T. LVI.
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Complete (ca. 1784/1785 Version)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, ca. or after 1777.
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach P 376
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General Information

Work Title Die Kindheit Jesu
Alternative. Title Die Kindheit Jesu. Ein biblisches Gemälde zur Musik; Die] Kindheit Jesu. ein Oratorium.; Die Kindheit Jesu. der Text ist von Herrn Herder, die Music von Herrn J. C. F. Bach.
Composer Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Wf XIV:2; BR-JCFB D 5a, rev. BR-JCFB D 5b
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 21
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1773, rev. ca. 1784/1785
First Performance. 1773-02-11 Bückeburg
ca. 1784/1785 Bückeburg
Librettist Johann Gottfried Herder
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35:55 mins.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation soprano solo, alto solo, tenor solo, bass solo, Mixed Choir-SATB, 2 flutes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings, continuo