Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid BWV 3; BC A 33 GND

Second Sunday of Epiphany, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 127
Epistel: Römer 12, 7-16
Gospel: Johannes 2, 1-11
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno, Trombone, Oboe d´amore I, Oboe d´amore II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
First performance on January 14, 1725
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg. a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 3/6 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
M. Moller (1587), stanzas 1, 2 and 18 literally preserved, stanzas 3–16 (sentence 2–5) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
Privatbesitz Nachlass A. Wilhelm (CH-Basel), BWV 3 [Score]
D-B Bach St 157, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 3 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-BNu Ec 9.8 [Score]
D-B Bach P 172 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1213 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 140 [Score]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/2-D [Score]
F-Pn VM1-2907, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5930 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 3 (1), J. Fischhof [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-B Bach St 157, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
F-Pn MS-21008 [Part(s)]


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