Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben [2nd version] BWV 8.2; BWV 8; BC A 137b

Chorale cantata (16th Sunday after Trinity)


Scoring
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Fl trav, 2 Ob d’am, Taille, 2 Vl conc, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation from other works:
has alternate BWV 8.1
Comment
EZ vor dem 17. September 1747; later version in D 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).
Text: see BWV 8, 1st version
Lyrics
Caspar Neumann (1648–1715)
Link to lyrics
Edition
NBA I/23, S. 163 (Helmuth Osthoff, 1982) – Critical report (1984), S. 57
Sources
D-LEb Rara II, 661/2-D
D-LEb Thomana 8, Faszikel 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Original source]
D-LEb Thomana 8, Faszikel 2 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv)
Verschollen BWV 8 (in D), Originalstimmen [Original source]
Verschollen Thomasschule zu Leipzig, BWV 8 (Partitur)
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2018-08-16 : 11:36:31