Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit BWV 14; BC A 40 GND

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany, Choral Cantatas copmposed at a later stage
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 46
Epistel: Römer 13, 8-10
Gospel: Matthäus 8, 23-27
Sopran solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno da caccia, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
1735 (autographes Datum)
Date of composition 1735 (autograph date), first performance on January 30, 1735
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2b]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 14/5 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BWV 14 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)
Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BWV 14 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Martin Luther (1524, based on Psalm 124), stanzas 1 and 3 kept literally, stanza 2 (movement 3, very freely also movements 2 and 4) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
Bible verse

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 879 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 398, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 14 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
GB-Cfm MU. MS. 632 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
[Verschollen, Stammhandschriften der Kantaten, J. Traeg] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 156 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 50, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 398, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-HAmi Ms. 141 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5922 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 14 (1), J. Traeg [Score]
Verschollen BWV 14 (2), List & Francke 1922 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 14 (3), F. C. Griepenkerl [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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