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This tradition can be traced back into the 13 th century. The first German versified version appeared in as given by Heinrich von Laufenberg. An early record of the melody with the Latin text is by an unknown master as used in a 5-pt setting including another chorale as well in a quasi-quodlibet form from The The Par combination of German text and the already existing melody is from Some other early instances of the melody appear in settings by: Michael Praetorius : 4-pt.
Untexted: Ver Work Mvt. Anon : The collection Cento Davidicus from Westminster Cathedral Choir an anonymous 4-pt. While the Martin Luther text is generally associated with Puer natus in Bethlehem, and one might assume that Schelle based his cantata using that text on that tune, he actually used the tune, Vom Himmel hochwhich shares a meter with the previous tune.
Thus, the text fits both tunes. For further reference, see Holy Martyr - Omen - The Curse Concordia Publishing House modern edition of the work, edited by Dale F.
Voelker and published in Concoredia Bach Chorales Software : Capella Software, version 5. Matt Chorales - H. Home Page. An early record of the melody with the Latin text is by an unknown master as used in a 5-pt setting including another chorale as well in a quasi-quodlibet form from The earliest combination of German text and the already existing melody is from Some other early instances of the melody appear in settings by:.
Michael Praetorius : 4-pt. Samuel Scheidt : 4-pt. Bach may have been acquainted with the Gotha hymnal Assassin - Pull Up where the melody appears thus. Variant of the CM: Zahn: a. A variant form of Zahn b given above is: Zahn a The chorale text here is a paraphrased-verse chorale text by Martin Luther and is based upon Luke 2.
A version of the chorale melody which Bach may have consulted and used with some minor changes is that found in the Gotha hymnal from Use of the Chorale Melody by Bach:. Music Examples. BWV Variant of the The Par. Use of the Chorale Melody by other composers:.
Johannes Stomius, vulgo Mulinus Puer natus in Bethlehem3-pt. Georg Victorinus active years: : Puer natus in Bethlehem4-pt. Matthias Spiegler - after : Puer natus in Bethlehem4-pt. Pater S. Gregor Joseph Werner : Puer natus in Bethlehem for 4pt. Chorus, Violin and Viola da Gamba. Sources : NBA, vols.
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