Sheet Music: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

TitleWie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Opus numberBWV 1
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
RangeE4–D6
Time signature12/8
Tempo58 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-02-15
Last updated2016-02-15
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Monday 15 February 2016

Tune of the Day: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

by Johann Sebastian Bach

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (“How beautifully the morning star shines”), BWV 1, is a chorale cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1725 for the feast of the Annunciation. It is based on the 1599 hymn of the same name by Philipp Nicolai.

What we propose today is a short melodic transcription of the main instrumental themes from Bach's opening chorus.

Thanks to Jonnathan for suggesting this piece!