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Chorale Melodies: Sorted by Title | 371 4-Part Chorales sorted by Breitkopf Number | Explanation

Chorale Melodies used in Bach's Vocal Works
Das neugeborne Kindelein

Melody & Text | Use of the CM by Bach | Use of the CM by other composers | Arrangements/Transcriptions

 

Melody & Text: Zahn: 491 | EKG: --

Text: Das neugeborne Kindelein

By Cyriakus Schneegaß (1597).

 

Melody:

The composer of the melody is most probably also Cyriakus Schneegaß, who wrote the text (1597). However, none of the familiar musical dictionaries states him as the composer, neither do any of them mention another possible composer for this CM.

 

Early form of melody:

This example of this melody is from a 4-pt setting by Melchior Vulpius (1604):

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by Bach:

Text: Das neugeborne Kindelein | EKG: --
Author: Cyriakus Schneegaß (1597).

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

1

BWV 122

Mvt. 1

1724

-

-

-

-

A19:1

-

Mvt. 1 (Leusink) [ram]

3

BWV 122

Mvt. 4

1724

-

-

-

-

A19:4

-

Mvt. 4 (Leusink) [ram]

4

BWV 122

Mvt. 6

1724

52
178

57

53
178

55

F37
A19:6

PDF

Mvt. 6 (MG) [midi] | Mvt. 6 (Leusink) [ram]

 

Untexted:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

2~

BWV 122

Mvt. 3

1724

-

-

-

-

A19:3

-

Mvt. 3 (Leusink) [ram]

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by other composers:

Johann Georg Schott (c1548-1614):
Motet: Das neugeborne Kindelein, for (8?) voices (no longer extant)

Melchior Vulpius (c1560-1615):
Das neugeborne Kindelein, 4-pt. setting (1604). See: Score

Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707):
Chorale Cantata: Das neugeborne Kindelein, for 4 vocal parts, violins, violone, bassoon, bc, BuxWV 13

Christian Liebe (1654-1708).:
Cantata: Das neugeborne Kindelein, for 5 voices, 2 clarini, timpani, 2 violins, 2 viols, bassoon, and bc

Leonhard Sailer (1656-1695):
Cantata: Das neugeborne Kindelein, for voices (4?) and 2 violins and organ (continuo)

Roger Donald Dickerson (b 1934).:
Das neugeborne Kindelein, Chorale Prelude for Organ (1956)

 

Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach's use of the Chorale Melody:

Ira Stein (contemporary):
Improvisation for Jazz Trio on the Opening Chorus ‘Das neugeborene Kindelein’ (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 122

 

Sources: NBA, vols. III/2.1 & 2.2 in particular [Bärenreiter, 1954 to present] and the BWV ("Bach Werke Verzeichnis") [Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998]
The PDF files of the Chorales were contributed by Margaret Greentree J.S. Bach Chorales
Software: Capella 2004 Software, version 5.1.
Prepared by Thomas Braatz & Aryeh Oron (May 2006)

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