Savior of the Nations, Come (Böhm)
William Braun presents a new edition of Georg Böhm’s cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland for SATB, two violins, violoncello, and continuo. Following a short sinfonia, this edition presents the first stanza in a unison setting. The second stanza is a free SAB setting, and the third stanza features a duet between alto and tenor, which imitatively paraphrases the tune. Stanza four is a straightforward SATB setting with the violins soaring over the ensemble. The pattern repeats for stanzas 5–8.