Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis [Köthen version] BWV 21.2; BWV 21; BC A 99b GND

Without Designation/For all times (in ogni tempore), Köthen 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
um 1717-1722
Date of composition around 1717–1722; solo and duet movements assigned to soprano and bass. Performance likely on the occasion of Bach’s organ concert in the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg in November 1720 (Dok. II No. 102 and 200); subsequent performance in the Köthen Jacobskirche around 1721 (Maul/Wollny BJ 2003) as well as at the court in Zerbst (Text print Zerbst 1726/1727, see Wollny 2001)
relation to other works:
is revision of BWV 21.1 / BC A 99a
is part of BWV diverse [K. Kant.]
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 21.3
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21.2 (Netherlands Bach Society)

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

Wollny/Maul BJ 2003
Wollny 2002

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