Round me falls the night, BWV 409 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-15)  CPDL #32703:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-08-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Church Anthem book of the Church of Scotland (OUP, 1933). The part-writing departs from JSB's beginning at the 3rd phrase.

General Information

Title: "Round me falls the night" Seelenbräutigam, BWV 409 (tune also known as THURINGIA)
Composer: Adam Drese
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: William Romanis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 55. 88. 55

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1698
    2nd published: 1785 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 2, no. 141
    3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Volume 39
    4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 306
    5th published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 78
Opus: BWV 409
Description: Harmonisation of the melody (also known as THURINGIA) by Adam Drese, see Seelenbräutigam, Jesu, Gottes Lamm, BWV 409.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Round me falls the night.