O hail this brightest day of days, BWV 294 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2000-11-27)  CPDL #01734:     
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 1.66 MB   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: Files recovered using the WayBackMachine of http://archive.org

General Information

Title: O Hail This Brightest Day of Days
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1529 in Wittenberg
  2nd published: 1785 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 2, no. 158
  3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39
  4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 62
  5th published: 1921 in Bach Chorales, Part III
Opus: BWV 294
Description: Dies est laetitae in ortu regali, 15th century translation, published in Klug's Wittenberg Hymn-book, 1535[1529]. DER TAG, DER IST SO FREUDENREICH §2158 harmonization by Johann Sebastian Bach BWV294. English translation by Charles Sanford Terry, Bach Chorals Part III, Cambridge, 1921. See Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 294.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Der Tag der ist so freudenreich.