Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis [Leipzig version] BWV 21.3; BWV 21; BC A 99c GND

Third Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 70 [6]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 25
Epistel: 1. Petrus 5, 6-11
Gospel: Lukas 15, 1-10
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Timpani, Trombone I (oder Cornetto), Trombone II, Trombone III, Trombone IV, Oboe, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Fagotto, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 13. Juni 1723
First performance on June 13, 1723 in C minor (high chamber pitch) [= B flat minor (Chorton)]; Solo and duet parts now divided between soprano and tenor
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is revision of BWV 21.2 / BC A 99b
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21.3 (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)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 849 [Score]
D-DT Mus -n 1375 [Part(s)]
D-SWl Mus. 888a [Score]
Verschollen BWV 21 (1), List & Francke 1922 [Part(s)]


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