Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 294 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-10)  CPDL #61301:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, 1785, no. 158.

General Information

Title: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 294
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1529 in Wittenberg
    2nd published: 1785 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 2, no. 158
    3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39
    4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 62
Opus: BWV 294
Description: Words are an early 16th century translation of the Latin hymn, Dies est laetitiae. The tune is 14th century or earlier. For this chorale with words translated into English, see O hail this brightest day of days, BWV 294.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Der Tag der ist so freudenreich.