Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Ascension Oratorio) BWV 11; BWV 11 / 249b‑>; BC D 9 GND

Ascension Day, Oratorios, without assignment
Psalm: Psalm 32
Psalm: Psalm 68
Psalm: Psalm 74
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 1, 1-11
Gospel: Markus 16, 14-20
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo (Evangelist), Bass solo, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Flauto traverso I, Flauto traverso II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
First performance likely on May 15, 1738 (with the participation of scribe Johann Wilhelm Machts; see Wollny BJ 2016). The following movements are parodies: Movement 1 see BWV 1162/1, Movement 4 or 8: see BWV 1163/3 or 5 (for Movement 4 also compare BWV 232.4 IV/4, which is also a parody of BWV 1163/3)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 11/6 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11 (Collegium Vocale Gent, Ph. Herreweghe)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Johannes Bugenhagen’s Gospel Harmony (around 1520) from Luke 24, 50‒52, Acts 1, 9‒12, and Mark 16, 19 (sentence 2, 5, and 7). Author of the free poetry is unknown. Sentence 6: Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ by Johann Rist, 1641, stanza 4. Sentence 9: Gott fähret auf gen Himmel by Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer, 1661/1665, stanza 7
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Rist, Johann (1607-1667)
Sacer, Gottfried Wilhelm (1635-1699)
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Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 44, Faszikel 5 [Score]
PL-Kj Mus.ms. Bach St 356 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XVI, Faszikel 1 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5945 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 11 (1), List & Francke 1922 [Part(s)]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 11, Partitur [Score]

Wollny BJ 2016

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