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Chorale Melodies: Sorted by Title | 371 4-Part Chorales sorted by Breitkopf Number | Explanation

Chorale Melodies used in Bach's Vocal Works
Mon Dieu preste moy l'aureille

Melody & Text | Use of the CM by Bach | Use of the CM by other composers

 

Melody & Text: Zahn: 6883 | EKG:

Text: Herr, nicht schicke deine Rache

Author: Martin Opitz (1634)

 

Melody:

Composer: Mon Dieu preste moy l'aureille - | Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1547)

German text: Herr, deine Ohren zu mir neige by Ambrosius Lobwasser

Dick Wursten added (November 22, 2011):
For this one you have to use the German text by Bach first:
Herr, nicht schicke deine Rache = melody of Ps. 86 in the Geneva Psalter (1543?).
Composer of this melody is unknown (but probably Guillaume Franc, the cantor of Geneva who preceded Louis Bourgeois).
The first appearance of this melody is in the Strasbourg Psalter of 1545, but the melody must have been present in the now lost 1543 edition of the Geneva Psalter. Bourgeois only amended (emended?) the melody afterwards.
Mon Dieu preste moy l'aureille = the French text of Psalm 86
The reference to Clément Janequin’s 4vv version of 1559 is a little gratuitous, since Janequin is only one of many who composed 2-3-4-6-8 voice music versions of the melodies of the Geneva Psalter. The first was Pierre Certon/Antoine MOrnable (1546), the most famous Claude Goudimel and Louis Bourgeois himself.

The German text ‘Herr, nicht schicke deine Rache” is a poetic transposition of Psalm 6, by Martin Opitz (1637). He indeed used the melody of Ps. 86 (modernized).
BTW: it is much nicer in the original version.

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by Bach:

Text 1: Herr, nicht schicke deine Rache | EKG:
Author: Martin Opitz (1634)

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

1-10

BWV 463

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F223

   

From the Schemelli Gesangbuch (No. 78), Leipzig, 1736; NBA No. 5.
The melody is not by J.S. Bach and there is very little evidence that Bach had anything at all to do with the figured bass line.

 

Text 2: Lass, o Herr, dein Ohr sich neigen | EKG:
Author: Lyon, Bourgeoys (1547)

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

-

BWV 372

-

?

218

218

226

-

F82.1

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Chorale (MG) [midi]

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by other composers:

Clément Janequin (1485-1558):
Mon Dieu preste moy l'aureille (Psalm 86), for 4 voices (1559)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621):
Mon Dieu, preste moy l'oreille (Psalm 86), for 6 voices (1613)

Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630):
Herr, dein Ohren zu mir neige, motet for 4 voices (& continuo) (1627)

 

Sources: NBA, vols. III/2.1 & 2.2 in particular [Bärenreiter, 1954 to present] and the BWV ("Bach Werke Verzeichnis") [Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998]
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