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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
Wie wohl ist mir

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

 

Melody & Text: Zahn: 4779 | EKG:

Text 1: Vergiß mein nicht

Author: Gottfried Arnold (1697)

 

Text 2: Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seele

Author: Wolfgang Christoph Dreßler (1692)

 

Melody:

Composer: Anon (1698)

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by Bach:

Text 1: Vergiß mein nicht | EKG:
Author: Gottfried Arnold (1697)

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

1-6

BWV 504

All

1736

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-

-

-

F254

   

BWV 504: From the Schemelli Gesangbuch (No. 475), Leipzig, 1736; NBA No. 36.
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: Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seele | EKG:
Author: Wolfgang Christoph Dreßler (1692)

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

 

BWV 517

 

1725

             

BWV 517: aria for voice & continuo (AMN II/40; doubtful)

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by other composers:

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924):
Improvisation on the Bach Chorale Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seele, for 2 pianos (after BWV 517), KiV 271 (1916)

Max Reger (1873-1916):
Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seelen, Chorale Prelude for organ, Op. 67/52 (1902)

Leopold Richter:
Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seelen for organ

 

Sources: NBA, vols. III/2.1 & 2.2 in particular [Bärenreiter, 1954 to present] and the BWV ("Bach Werke Verzeichnis") [Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998]
The PDF files of the Chorales were contributed by Margaret Greentree J.S. Bach Chorales
Software: Capella Professional 2008, Version 6.0.
Prepared by Thomas Braatz & Aryeh Oron (March 2008)

Chorales BWV 250-438
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