Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

So wünsch ich nun ein gute Nacht
der Welt und laß sie fahren/
ob sie mir gleich viel Jammers macht/
Gott wird mich wohl bewahren:
Ich meynt/ die Welt wär eitel Geld/
befind es nun viel anders


So now I bid good-night
to the world and let it go,
though it fills me with grief.
God will keep me safe:
I thought the world to be vain riches;
now I see it quite differently.

Melody: Lüneburg 1642, contrafactum of Ach Amaryllis hast du denn die Wälder
Text: Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)

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The Print Collection

The setting of chorale 105 was commissioned by the Carinthian Summer Festival and composed by Till Alexander Körber. Volume 4 was published in 2017 by Edition Peters. Copies may still be available via their website. The Orgelbüchlein Project plans to publish a revised Volume 4 in due course.

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