Christ lag in Todesbanden [early version] BWV 4.1; BWV 4; BC A 54 GND

Easter Day, Mühlhausen Cantatas
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 110
Epistel: 1. Korinther 5, 6-8
Gospel: Markus 16, 1-8
[Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Violine I, Violine II, Viola I, Viola II, Basso continuo]?

Date of origin, Work history
um 1707–1708 (stilistische Gründe)
Date of composition around 1707–1708 (stylistic reasons); first performance on April 24, 1707? (organist audition in Divi Blasii church in Mühlhausen). Pitch, instrumentation and exact form of the work uncertain: repetition of Verse 1 with the text of the last stanza as Verse 7?
Early performances
, Mühlhausen, Divi-Blasii-Kirche (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [M. Kant.]
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 4.2
Introduction to the work

Martin Luther (1524)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)

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