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BWV 41 Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

Choralcantata for the New Year’s Day

Complete score
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Oboe 3
Continuo

Bach performed this chorale cantata for the first time in Leipzig on New Year’s Day 1725. The score has the 2nd movement, an aria for soprano, 3 oboes and basso continuo in a 6/8 time. Bach uses the 2nd verse of the choral the cantata is based upon, “Jesum nun sei gepreiset” from Johannes Herman, as an inspiration for the actual text in the aria.

Epistle: Galatians 3, 23-29
Gospel: Luke 2, 21

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