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

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General Information

Work Title Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Alternative. Title How beautifully shines the Morning Star
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 1 ; BC A173
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
  1. (Coro): Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
  2. Recitativo: Du wahrer Gottes und Marien Sohn
  3. Aria: Erfüllet, ihr himmlischen göttlichen Flammen
  4. Recitativo: Ein irdscher Glanz, ein lieblich Licht
  5. Aria: Unser Mund und Ton der Saiten
  6. Chorale: Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725
First Performance. 1725-03-25 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1851 (BGA)
Librettist Philipp Nicolai (1556–1608), chorales
Language German
Dedication Feast of the Annunciation
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soloists: Soprano, Tenor, Bass; Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 horns, 2 oboes da caccia, 2 concertante violins, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - scores at Sheet Music Plus


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Cantata for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.

Commentary on the movements

  1. (Coro): "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" for choir and instrumental tutti.
  2. Recitativo: "Du wahrer Gottes und Marien Sohn" for tenor and continuo.
  3. Aria: "Erfüllet, ihr himmlischen göttlichen Flammen" for soprano, oboes da caccia in unison, and continuo.
  4. Recitativo: "Ein irdscher Glanz, ein lieblich Licht" for bass and continuo.
  5. Aria: "Unser Mund und Ton der Saiten" for tenor, strings and continuo.
  6. Chorale: "Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh" for choir, corno I and violin I col Soprano, corno II, oboe I and violin II coll'Alto, oboe II and viola col Tenore, continuo.

Print Sources Consulted

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