Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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 1. Chorus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
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 2. Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen dies große Geheimnis
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 6. Chorale: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater ton
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Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis (No.4)

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 1. Chorus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
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 2. Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen dies große Geheimnis
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 4. Aria: Streite, siege starker Held
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 6. Chorale: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater ton
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Chorus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (No.1)

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Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen dies große Geheimnis (No.2)

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Recitative: So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron (No.3)

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Aria: Streite, siege starker Held (No.4)

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 Violins I/II/Violas
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Recitative 'accompagnato': Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit (No.5)

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Chorale: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater ton (No.6)

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Aria: Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Alternative Title Now come, Saviour of the Gentiles
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 62
Key B minor
Movements/Sections 6 movements
  1. Chorale: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (B minor)
  2. Aria (Tenor): Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis (G major)
  3. Recitativo (Bass): So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron (D major=A major)
  4. Aria (Bass): Streite, siege, starker Held! (D major)
  5. Recitativo (Soprano, Alto): Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit (A major-B minor)
  6. Choral: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, ton (B minor)
Year/Date of Composition 1724
First Performance 1724-12-03 in Leipzig
First Publication 1868 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous, but based heavily on Martin Luther's hymn of the same name
Language German
Average Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 oboes, horn, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 1st Sunday in Advent,

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorale: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. "The most splendid movement in the cantata"1. A typical Bach chorale setting from this cycle; the chorale melody is sung plain by the sopranos, while the rest of the voices and instruments play in imitation on a related motive.
  2. Aria (Tenor): Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis. Another usage of the choral in this movement, a pure expression of joy.
  3. Recitativo (Bass): So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron. Secco recitative.
  4. Aria (Bass): Streite, siege, starker Held! A very sparse texture of continuo with strings at the octave; note that the common time signature contrasts with the bouncy 3/8 of the first aria.
  5. Recitativo (Soprano, Alto): Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, ton. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
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