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Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

Cantata for the First Sunday of Advent

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Cantata for the First Sunday of Advent. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Alfred Durr. This edition: urtext edition. Folded. Barenreiter Urtext. Single part. BWV 61. 4 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10061-43. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10061-43).

Item Number: BA.BA10061-43

ISBN 9790006490240. 32.5 x 25.5 cm inches.

Bach began two of his cantatas with Martin Luther`s Advent hymn ,,Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, a German version of the early church hymn ,,Veni redemptor gentium.

One of the most gripping solo parts; (following the pattern recitative - aria - recitative - aria) is the bass recitative on the words of the Revelation, with its highly expressive declamation of the vocal line and the naive graphicness of the pounding string accompaniment.

Equally captivating is the following soprano aria, which ,,opens ist heartupon the Savior`s ,,knockingin a melody full of the cheerful tidings of Advent. The cantata ends brilliantly with a lovely figurative chorale movement enhanced by the interplay of a lively, bustling violin part, which ultimately soars upward to breathtaking heights.

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