Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis [Weimar version] BWV 21.1; BWV 21; BC A 99a GND

Without Designation/For all times (in ogni tempore), Weimar Cantatas
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 70 [6]
Sacred cantata
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Oboe, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Fagotto, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor Dezember 1713
First performance December 1713?; subsequent performance June 17, 1714 (autograph date). The preserved eleven-movement version as a revision and extension of a cantata composed before 1713 suggests performances in C minor in high chamber pitch (probably outside of Weimar, around 1713 as a trial piece for Bach's application in Halle) and in C minor (Chorton) (for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity 1714 in the Weimar Castle Church; solo and duet movements in the sense of a dialog between tenor and bass assigned). The Psalm movements 2, 6, and 9 as well as the final chorus are apparently of older origin
Early performances
, Weimar (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 21.2
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21.1 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
Franck, Salomon (1695-1725) ?
Presumably (at least in part) by S. Franck. Movement 2: Psalm 94, 19. Movement 6: Psalm 42, 12. Movement 9: Psalm 116, 7 and Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (G. Neumark, date of composition 1641; first print 1657), stanzas 2 and 5. Movement 11: Revelation 5, 12–13. Text print Zerbst 1726
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Neumark, Georg (1621-1681)
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Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 354 [Part(s)]


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