Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Complete work

  • (Posted 2016-10-10)  CPDL #41386:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2016-10-10).  Score information: A4, 42 pages, 2.15 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.


Mvts. 1 and 6

  • CPDL #18235:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-11-10).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 225 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In English translation, "How brightly shines the morning star". Note: apparent error in tenor, bar 14. All notes should be 6th higher; see discussion page. A 3rd setting of Nicolai's tune from Church Cantata No 172 is included.

6. Chorale only (Meter: 887. 887. 484. 8)

  • CPDL #01894:  Network.png
Editor: Simone Olivieri (submitted 2000-12-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In original German.

General Information

Title: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata for Annunciation

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 horns, 2 oboes da caccia, 2 concertante violins, strings, continuo

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Description: Composed for an unusual occasion: 25 March 1725 fell on Palm Sunday

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern.