Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Nun komm der Heyden Heyland/
der Jungfrauen Kind erkannt/
des sich wunder’ alle Welt/
Gott solch Geburt ihm bestellt.


Come now, Saviour of the gentiles,
recognised as the child of the virgin.
All the world is amazed that
God ordained such a birth for him.

Melody and text: Advent 1523, Martin Luther (1483-1546) – Erfurt 1524. Paraphrase of 4th-century Ambrosian
hymn, Veni redemptor gentium

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The Print Collection

J S Bach’s setting of chorale 1 will be part of our printed Volume 1, due for publication in late 2023.

Orgelbüchlein Extended

A selection of alternative and more extended compositions commissioned to complement The Print Collection. These are available for download only. To view available pieces and purchase, click HERE

Orgelbüchlein Community

A selection of compositions submitted from all around the world.

Chorale 1 is yet to be tackled by the Community!