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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
Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

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

 

Melody & Text:

Melody: Zahn: 8477a | EKG: 39

The melody for this chorale is makes its initial appearance in “Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch” by Melchior Vulpius, printed in Jena, 1609.

 

Text: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

The chorale text is by Johannes Herman, variously documented as first appearing circa 1550 (EKG) or 1591/1593 (Alfred Dürr and BWV Verzeichnis), but in any case not written by another more famous Johann Heermann (with differences in spelling) (born 1585) who has achieved his fame with numerous chorale texts which are still being used today.

The chorale cantata BWV 41 (1725) is based upon this CT: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset.

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by Bach:

Text: | EKG:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

1

BWV 41

Mvt. 1

1725

-

-

-

-

A22:1

-

Mvt. 1 (CCARH) [midi] | Mvt. 1 (Leusink) [ram]

3

BWV 41

Mvt. 6

1725

11

204

11

131

A22:6

PDF | PDF s

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

2

BWV 171

Mvt. 6

1729

11

104

-

131

A24:6

PDF

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

2

BWV 190

Mvt. 7

1724

326

205

327

-

A21:7

PDF | PDF ch

Mvt. 7 (MG) | Mvt. 7 (MG) ch [midi] | Mvt. 7 (Leusink) [ram]

 

Untexted:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Score

Music Examples

- 1

BWV 362

-

?

252

203

252

7

F118.1

PDF

Chorale (MG) [midi]

[1] BWV 362: probably from a lost cantata.

 

Use of the Chorale Melody by other composers:

Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630):
Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, SATB [bc] (1627) A ii/1, 26

 

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 (January 2006)

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