Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2022-03-14)  CPDL #68411:       
Editor: John Christensen (submitted 2022-03-14).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2017-01-09)  CPDL #42570:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-01-09).  Score information: A4, 20 pages, 1.27 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: scan of Bernhard Todt's piano-vocal score
  • (Posted 2015-05-31)  CPDL #35622:        — Instrumental parts:  
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2015-05-31).   Score information: A4, 20 pages, 212 kB   Copyright: CPDLCopyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Viola I part provided in treble and alto clefs.
  • (Posted 2003-11-10)  CPDL #06023:  Network.png
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2003-11-10).   Score information: A4   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Full, choir, instrumental and organ scores available. Six movements.


  • (Posted 2014-10-24)  CPDL #33200:         
Editor: Christoph Nagel (submitted 2014-10-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 185 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Chorus scores for "1. Ouverture" and "6. Choral", MIDI file for "1. Ouverture"
  • (Posted 2004-01-16)  CPDL #06501:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Martin Straeten (submitted 2004-01-16).   Score information: A4, 13 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Full score of first movement only. Choral and orchestral parts also available. Scroll down to Coro: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (No. 1).
  • Training aids:   MIDI:  
Contributor: Jannes Waterstrat (submitted 2006-11-28).   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sixth movement.

General Information

Title: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 61 (not to be confused with Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62, 1724)
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Erdmann Neumeister

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata for the 1st Sunday in Advent.

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra of strings: Violino I/II, Viola I/II, Violoncello e Fagotto, Continuo

First published: 1868 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 16
Opus: BWV 61, 6 movements
Description: first performed December 1714

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Original text and translations

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Luther's chorale can also be found at Nun komm der Heiden Heiland