Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben [1st version] BWV 8.1; BWV 8; BC A 137aGND

Genre
Chorale cantata
Designation of a cantata
16th Sunday after Trinity
Scoring
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Cor, Fl picc oder trav, Ob d'am I/II, Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Work history, Date of origin
EA 24. September 1724; WA 2. Hälfte der 1730er Jahre (autogr. Nachträge in Originalquelle). WA um 1755 im Interimskantorat unter C. F. Barth/C. F. Penzel (s. u. Abschrift). Melodie u. Satz des Schlusschorals nach Gesangbuch Vetter 1713, Nr. 91.
vor dem 24. September 1724
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 8/6 ChS
has revision BWV 8.2
Comment
the first version in E major.
The final chorale "Herrscher über Tod und Leben" is based on a chorale by Daniel Vetter ("Musicalische Kirch- und Haus-Ergötzlichkeit", part 2, 1713, No. 91).

libretto printing: Leipzig 1724 III
Introduction to the work

Author Libretto
unknown author
Libretto
C. Neumann (ca. 1690); stanzas 2-4 (mvts. 2-5) reworked (author unknown).
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Neumann, Caspar (1648-1715)
Chorale
Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc 17.141.2.111 [Textdruck]

Original sources
B-Br Ms II 3905 Mus (Fétis 1985) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 8 (in E), Originalstimme (Continuo) [Part(s)]
RUS-SPsc 17.141.2.111 [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
B-Br Ms II 4950 Mus [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 810 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 963 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/IV, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-DO Don Mus.Ms. 154 [Score]
D-LEb Rara II, 1a-D [Score]
D-MLHb Nr. 735 (heute in D-MLHm) [Score]
F-Pn D-560 [Score]
F-Pn VM1-2909 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61 [Konvolut] [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5939 [Score]
Verschollen Thomasschule zu Leipzig, BWV 8 (Partitur) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 8 (1), C. F. Penzel [Score]
Verschollen BWV 8 (2), C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 290 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 8 (3), K. Zulehner 1812 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
[Katalog (Angebotliste) Zulehner 1812] [Score]
A-Wgm III 25427 [Part(s)]
D-KPk 248 [Part(s)]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 55, no. 133 [Part(s)]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 56, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]

Edition

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