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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
Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

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

 

Melody & Text: Zahn: 4932c | EKG: --

Text:

By Ahasverus Fritsch (1679).

 

Melody:

Anonymous 1698, according to Zahn's research (Zahn 4932).

 

Early versions of the melody:

First appearance of the melody in a Darmstadt hymnal, 1698:

Gotha hymnal 1715, a version with which Bach most likely was acquainted:

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by Bach:

Text: Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen | EKG: --
Author: Ahasverus Fritsch (1679)

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

1

BWV 123

Mvt. 1

1725

-

-

-

-

A28:1

-

Mvt. 1 (YFM) [midi] | Mvt. 1 (Leusink) [ram]

5~

BWV 123

Mvt. 5

1725

-

-

-

-

A28:5

-

Mvt. 5 (Leusink) [ram]

6

BWV 123

Mvt. 6

1725

194

229

194

-

A28:6

PDF

Mvt. 6 (YFM) [midi] | Mvt. 6 (MG) [midi] | Mvt. 6 (Leusink) [ram]

1-6

BWV 485

-

1736

-

-

-

-

F272

-

-

BWV 123/5: Motif incipit embedded in obbligato flute part.
BWV 485: Melody #54 in Schemellis Gesangbuch.

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by other composers:

Marcel Dupré (1886-1971):
Chorale for organ Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, Op. 59/2 (1963)

Sebastian Wolff (b 1929):
Adagio & Fugue for organ on Liebster Immanuel

 

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 2004 Software, version 5.1.
Prepared by Thomas Braatz & Aryeh Oron (May 2006)

Chorales BWV 250-438
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