Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

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

Chorale 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
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation to other works:
is alternate of BWV 8.2BC A 137b
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 8/6 ChS
Comment
EZ vor dem 24. September 1724; 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
Lyrics
Caspar Neumann (1648–1715) (before 1697); stanzas 2-4 (mvts. 2-5) reworked (author unknown).
Link to lyrics
Edition
NBA I/23, S. 105 (Helmuth Osthoff, 1982) – Critical report (1984), S. 57
Sources
A-Wgm III 25427
B-Br Ms II 3905 Mus (Fétis 1985) [Original source]
B-Br Ms II 4950 Mus
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 810
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 963
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/IV, Faszikel 1
D-DO Don Mus.Ms. 154
D-KPk 248
D-LEb Rara II, 1a-D
D-MLHb Nr. 735 (Dauerleihgabe in: Mühlhausen, Marienkirche)
F-Pn D-560
F-Pn VM1-2909
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 55, no. 133
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 56, Faszikel 1
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61 [Konvolut]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61, Faszikel 2
PL-Wu RM 5939
RUS-SPsc 17.141.2.111 [Textdruck] [Original source]
Verschollen BWV 8 (in E), Originalstimme (Continuo) [Original source]
Verschollen Thomasschule zu Leipzig, BWV 8 (Partitur)
Verschollen BWV 8 (1), C. F. Penzel
Verschollen BWV 8 (2), C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 290
Verschollen BWV 8 (3), K. Zulehner 1812
Verschollen Choralsammlung
Verschollen Choralsammlung
[Katalog (Angebotliste) Zulehner 1812]
Static URL
https://www.bach-digital.de/receive/BachDigitalWork_work_00000009 [XML] [MEI] [JSON-LD]
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2018-07-06 : 11:51:26