O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort BWV 20; BC A 95 GND

First Sunday after Trinity, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 62
Epistel: 1. Johannes 4, 16-21
Gospel: Lukas 16, 19-31
Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba/Tromba da tirarsi, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
First performance on June 11, 1724 (Start of the 2nd Leipzig Cantata Year)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 20/7 ChS
In autographer Partitur Entwurf zum (später anders ausgeführten) Mittelteil von Satz 1 (NBA Suppl., Seite 118f., P. Wollny, 2011)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Johann Rist (1642), stanzas 1, 11, and 16 literally retained (movement 1, 7, and 11), stanzas 2–3, 5–6, 9, and 13–15 (movement 2–6 and 8–10) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Rist, Johann (1607-1667)

Original sources
D-LEb Rara I, 14 [Score, Sketch]
D-LEb Thomana 20 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 20, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XVI, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 75 [Part(s)]
PL-WRu 60002 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen BWV 20 oder 60, J. Rietz [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 20, Partitur [Score]


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