World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Article Id: WHEBN0027718534
Reproduction Date:

Title: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Orgelbüchlein, Martin Luther, Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes, Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

"Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (original: "Nu kom der Heyden heyland", English: "Now come, Saviour of the gentiles") is a Lutheran chorale of 1524 with words written by Martin Luther, based on Veni redemptor gentium by Ambrose. It was printed in the Erfurt Enchiridion of 1524. The chorale was used as the prominent hymn for the first Sunday of Advent for centuries. It was used widely in organ settings by Protestant baroque composers. It is now best known as the base for Johann Sebastian Bach's chorale cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (1724) and the opening movement of his cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (1714).

This chorale continues in modern usage, both in liturgically oriented Christian hymnals (for example, the Lutheran Book of Worship) and as the cantus firmus for organ compositions. In Brian Easdale's score for the 1948 film The Red Shoes, the melody from the chorale is heard as a theme late in the ballet, punctuated by ringing bells, brass instruments and a grand piano.


  • Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland on bach-cantatas

External links

  • Chorale Melodies used in Bach's Vocal Works Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, a discussion of the origins and use of this chorale by baroque composers

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.