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
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Cor da caccia, Ob I/II, Ob da caccia (WA: Violetta), Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 01. Januar 1726
Erstaufführung 1. Januar 1726; Wiederaufführung 1. Januar 1731 (teilautogr. Stimme Violetta; Schreiber C. P. E. Bach.)
Wiederaufführung 1. Januar 1749 : Schreiber 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)
mvt. 1-5: Georg Christian Lehms (1711); mvt. 1: lines 1-4 after the early church hymn Tedeum (German by Martin Luther, 1529); mvt. 6: stanza 6 from 'Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen' by Paul Eber (1580)
Link to lyrics
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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