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Lutheran Church Year
Dates of "1. Advent" (1st Sunday in Advent)

Advent is the 4 week period before Christmas when the Church celebrates the first coming of Christ and anticipates his second coming. Advent can fall on any date between (and including) November 27 and December 3.
Type of Holiday: Season; Fast
Time of Year: Roughly 4 weeks before Christmas; Sunday after Christ the King Sunday
Duration: 4 Sundays and their weeks ending at Christmas Eve
Celebrates/Symbolizes: Jesus' first and second comings
Alternate Names: N/A

Readings: Epistle: Romans 13: 11-14; Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-9

Musical Context of Bach Cantatas: Motets & Chorales for Sundays in Advent

Dates in the Lifetime of J.S. Bach

All dates are in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DD.
Abbreviations of German weekdays: Sonntag, Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag.

1685-12-02 So
1686-12-01 So
1687-11-30 So
1688-11-28 So
1689-11-27 So
1690-12-03 So
1691-12-02 So
1692-11-30 So
1693-11-29 So
1694-11-28 So
1695-11-27 So
1696-12-02 So
1697-12-01 So
1698-11-30 So
1699-11-29 So
1700-11-28 So
1701-11-27 So
1702-12-03 So
1703-12-02 So
1704-11-30 So
1705-11-29 So
1706-11-28 So
1707-11-27 So
1708-12-02 So
1709-12-01 So
1710-11-30 So
1711-11-29 So
1712-11-27 So
1713-12-03 So
1714-12-02 So - Cantata BWV 61 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (1st performance, Weimar)
1715-12-01 So
1716-11-29 So
1717-11-28 So
1718-11-27 So
1719-12-03 So
1720-12-01 So
1721-11-30 So
1722-11-29 So
1723-11-28 So
1724-12-03 So - Cantata BWV 62 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (1st performance, Leipzig)
1725-12-02 So
1726-12-01 So
1727-11-30 So
1728-11-28 So
1729-11-27 So
1730-12-03 So
1731-12-02 So - Cantata BWV 36 Schwingt freudig euch empor (1st performance, Leipzig)
1732-11-30 So
1733-11-29 So
1734-11-28 So - G.P. Telemann: Cantata Machet die Tore weit (I), TWV 1:1074 (1st performance, Leipzig)
1735-11-27 So
1736-12-02 So
1737-12-01 So
1738-11-30 So
1739-11-29 So
1740-11-27 So
1741-12-03 So
1742-12-02 So
1743-12-01 So
1744-11-29 So
1745-11-28 So
1746-11-27 So
1747-12-03 So
1748-12-01 So
1749-11-30 So
1750-11-29 So

Vocal works with no definite date

(1732-1735) - Cantata BWV 62 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (2nd performance, Leipzig)

 

Sundays and Holidays in the Lifetime of J.S. Bach

Prepared by Dr. Georg Fischer (April 2007), Aryeh Oron (March 2010)
Contributed by Dr. Georg Fischer (March 2010)

Please direct any questions or comments to: Dr. Georg Fischer

Lutheran Church Year: Main Page and Explanation | LCY - Event Table | LCY 2000-2005 | LCY 2006-2010 | LCY 2011-2015
Sundays & Holidays in the Lifetime of J.S. Bach | Performance Dates of Bach’s Vocal Works
Readings from the Epistles and the Gospels for each Event | Motets & Chorales for Events in the LCY
Discussions: Events in the Lutheran Church Year: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Readings from the Bible

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