O hail this brightest day of days, BWV 294 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 1.66 MB   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: DER TAG, DER IST SO FREUDENREICH §2158 harmonization by Johann Sebastian Bach BWV294.

Dies est laetitae in ortu regali, 15th century translation, published in Klug's Wittenberg Hymn-book, 1535[1529]. English translation by Charles Sanford Terry, Bach Chorals Part III, Cambridge, 1921.

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General Information

Title: O Hail This Brightest Day of Days
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
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
  5th published: 1921 in Bach Chorales, Part III
Opus: BWV 0294

Description: See Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 294.

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Original text and translations

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