Uns ist ein Kind geboren (Kuhnau, Johann)

Authorship Note
Formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as his BWV 142.


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Sinfonia (No.1)

For Trumpet, Cello and Harpsichord (Rondeau)

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Performer Pages Michel Rondeau (Trumpet)
Performers Sonja Deunsch (Harpsichord), Laura Backstrom (Cello)
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Snfonia (No.1)

For Harpsichord (Depolo)

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Sheet Music

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Copyist Christian Friedrich Penzel (1737–1801)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, Leipzig, 1756-05-08.
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 1042.
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Copyist Unknown Scribe
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, after 1850.
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Misc. Notes The Leipzig University Library, Biblioteca Albertina (D-LEu): N.I.54.
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Feldmahler (2006/8/30)

Editor Paul Waldersee (1831–1906)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 40
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1884. Plate B.W. XL.
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Vocal Scores

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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sinfonia (No.1)

For Trumpet, Cello and Harpsichord (Rondeau)

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Arranger Michel Rondeau
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For Harpsichord (Depolo)

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Aria: 'Dein Geburtstag ist erschienen' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Jesu, dir sei Dank' (No.5)

For Quartets: 2 Oboes ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Aria: 'Jesu, dir sei Preis' (No.7)

For Quartets: Flute ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Chorus: 'Alleluia' (No.8)

For Piano (Casal)

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Federico Casal (2013/11/28)

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General Information

Work Title Uns ist ein Kind geboren
Alternative. Title Kopftitel: Festo Nativ. Christi: Uns ist ein Kind gebohren. Concerto. a 4 voc. 2 Flauti 2 Oboi. 2 Violini Viola et Continuo. di I S. Bach.
Composer Kuhnau, Johann
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 142 ; BWV Anh. 2.23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJK 18
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Sinfonia
  2. Chorus: Uns ist ein Kind geboren
  3. Aria (bass): Dein Geburtstag ist erschienen
  4. Chorus: Ich will den Namen Gottes loben
  5. Aria (tenor): Jesu, dir sei Dank
  6. Recitativo (alto): Immanuel
  7. Aria (alto): Jesu, dir sei Preis
  8. Chorale: Alleluia
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1720?
First Publication. 1884 (BGA)
Librettist Erdmann Neumeister (1671–1756)
Language German
Dedication Christmas Day
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 alto recorders, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
1756 mss score by Christian Friedrich Penzel (1737-1801)
Mss score (1800-50), Warsaw library
Mss score, (1880-1930s?), Leipzig
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Cantata for Christmas Day, formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, but probably composed by Johann Kuhnau.

Publication in 1884 seems to have been of some arrangements (by Graf von Waldersee) only according to HMB?, full publication may have awaited 1894? - Schissel


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach