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Cantata BWV 61
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [I]

Ref.

BWV 61

German Title

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [I]

English Title

Come now, Saviour of the gentiles (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 1st Sunday in Advent
Readings: Epistle: Romans 13: 11-14; Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-9
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Sundays in Advent

Composed

Weimar, 1714
1st performance: December 2, 1714 - Weimar
2nd performance: November 28, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Martin Luther (Mvt. 1); Erdmann Neumeister (Mvts. 2-3, 5); Revelation 3:20 (Mvt. 4); Philipp Nicolai (Mvt. 6)

Text: German-1 | German-2 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-5 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Hungarian-2 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-1 | Italian-2 | Japanese-6 | Portuguese-1 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-4 | Spanish-7
Chorale Texts: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern | Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Overture) | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria [S] | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.28 MB] | Score BGA [1.37 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 45, Faszikel 6 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 6 [cap]
Reduced Instrumentation: Complete Cantata [16:00]
Chorale Melody: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/1 | BC: A 1 | Zwang: K 16 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

English: Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | AOB
AL [Dutch] | BK [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-1 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 3, 2000; Week of March 27, 2005; Week of January 4, 2009; November 29, 2015

Contents

 

Discography Part 1: Complete Recordings 1900-1949
Discography Part 2: Complete Recordings 1950-1959
Discography Part 3: Complete Recordings 1960-1969
Discography Part 4: Complete Recordings 1970-1979
Discography Part 5: Complete Recordings 1980-1989
Discography Part 6: Complete Recordings 1990-1999
Discography Part 7: Complete Recordings 2000-2009
Discography Part 8: Complete Recordings 2010-2019
Discography Part 9: Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4 =
Discussions - Part 5 (4th round)

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Bach Edition Vol. 4 & 5 - Cantatas Vol. 1 & 2 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Christmas Cantatas - conducted by Kevin Mallon

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - December 2015)
Thank to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (July 2012), Rolf Günther (October 2012), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Joost (March 2003), Harald Kurama (September 2010), Jean-Gabriel Puyraveau (November 2012), Russ Sackowitz (September 2008), Peter Schmidt (May 2005), Thomas Shepherd (June 2002, April 2005)

Cantata BWV 61: Details
Recordings: Complete:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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