Bach’s Cantata 61 (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland) is another that he composed in Weimar to celebrate Advent. It was first performed in 1714. Bach performed the cantata again in Leipzig in 1723.
The third movement, an aria for tenor, Komm, Jesu, komm zu deiner (Come, Jesus, come to Your Church) is written in the style of a gigue. The combination of voice, strings and continuo makes it feel like a trio sonata.
Enjoy this Nikolaus Harnoncourt recording with esteemed tenor, Ian Bostridge.