Behold! in lowly manger stall, BWV 248-3.8 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Music files

Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2009-01-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Behold! in lowly manger stall
Composer: Valentin Schumann
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539
  2nd published: 1855 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 5.2
  3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39
  4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 323
Opus: BWV 0248.3 , mvt. 8

Description: Based on Weinachts Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248III, movement 8, Schaut hin! dort liegt im finstern Stall, stanza 8 of Paul Gerhardt's 1667 hymn, Schaut, schaut, was ist für Wunder dar.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Schaut, schaut, was ist für Wunder dar.

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Behold! in lowly manger stall,
The Lord who reigneth over all;
Where fed before the oxen mild,
Now lies the Virgin's holy child.