Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt [Weimar version] BWV 18.1; BWV 18; BC A 44a GND

Second Sunday before Lent/Sexagesima Sunday, Weimar Cantatas
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 1
Epistel: 2. Korinther 11, 19-33; 12, 1-9
Gospel: Lukas 8, 4-15
Sopran solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Fagotto, Viola I, Viola II, Viola III, Viola IV, Violoncello, Basso continuo (Violone und Orgel)

Date of origin, Work history
um 1713–1714
Date of composition around 1713–1714, first performance no later than February 24, 1715
Early performances
, Weimar (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 18.2
Text: Erdmann Neumeister (1716/17); mvt. 2: Isaiah 55:10-11; mvt. 3: with lines from the Litany by Martin Luther (1528); mvt. 5: stanza 8 from 'Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt' by Lazarus Spengler (1524)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18.1 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Neumeister, Erdmann (1671–1756)
Erdmann Neumeister.
Satz 2: Jesaja 55, 10–11.
Satz 3 mit Zeilen aus der Litanei (Martin Luther, 1528).
Satz 5: "Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt" (Lazarus Spengler, 1524), Strophe 8.
Textdruck: Neumeister 1711, Seite 49; Neumeister 1716/1717, Seite 125
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Spengler, Lazarus (1479-1534)
Bible verse

Original sources
D-B Bach St 34 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1190 [Score and part(s)]


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