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!