Herr Gott, dich loben wir BWV 16; BC A 23 GND

New Year's Day (Feast of the Circumcision of Christ), Cantata Cycle III (1725-1727)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 34
Epistel: Galater 3, 23-29
Gospel: Lukas 2, 21
Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno da caccia, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe da caccia (Wiederaufführung: Violetta), Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 01. Januar 1726
First performance on January 1, 1726; subsequent performance on January 1, 1731 (partially autographed Violetta part; scribe C. P. E. Bach); subsequent performance on January 1, 1749 (scribe J. N. Bammler)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 16/6 ChS
Link to videos:
Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV 16 (English Baroque Soloists, J. E. Gardiner)

Author Libretto
Lehms, Georg Christian (1684–1717)
Apologies for the oversight. Here's the revised translation:

G. C. Lehms. Movement 1: based on the ancient church’s Te Deum translated into German by M. Luther, 1529, lines 1–4. Movement 6: Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen by P. Eber, 1570, stanza 6. Printed text: Lehms 1711/II, page 12 (only movements 1–5)
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Author Chorale
Eber, Paul (1511-1569)

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 45, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 44 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
Verschollen BWV 16 [?] oder 130, H. G. Nägeli [unknown]
D-B Am.B 102-104, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 100 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XV, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-WRu 60008 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-DS Mus. ms. 3448 [Score and part(s)]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 16, Stimmen [Part(s)]


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