Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam BWV 7; BC A 177 GND

Johnmas/The Birth of John the Baptist, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 33
Epistel: Jesaja 40, 1-5
Gospel: Lukas 1, 57-80
Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe d'amore I, Oboe d'amore II, Violine concertato I, Violine concertato II, Violine ripieno I, Violine ripieno II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 24. Juni 1724
First performance on June 24, 1724; subsequent performance (not dateable; subsequent notation of the harpsichord part)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
M. Luther (1541), stanzas 1 and 7 literally preserved, stanzas 2–6 (sentence 2–6) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)

Original sources
[Kantate BWV 7: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam] Originalstimme (Basso continuo [transponiert]) [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 7 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
F-MELmah Inv. 918.1.123 [Part(s)]
US-NYtowe (o. Sign.), BWV 7 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 7, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
B-Br Ms II 4950 Mus [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/XI, Faszikel 6 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-DS Mus. ms. 526 [Score]
D-Eib 4.4.6 [Score]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/1-D [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 56, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61, Faszikel 3 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5918 [Score]


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