Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Ich weiß ein Blümlein hübsch und fein/
das thut mich wohl-gefallen/
es g’liebt mir in dem Hertzen mein/
das Blümelein/
für andern Blümlein allen.


I know a little flower, pretty and fine,
which pleases me greatly.
It is beloved in my heart,
the little flower,
above all other little flowers.

Melody: Ambraser Liederbuch (Frankfurt am Main 1582)
Text (version with shorter metre): Valentin Triller (1493-1573) – Breslau 1555
First publication pairing melody and text: Johannes Rhau (d.1600) – Frankfurt am Main 1589

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The setting of chorale 84 was commissioned by the Judith Whitehead  and composed by Roderick Williams. It is part of our printed Volume 3, now available for purchase.

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