Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende BWV 28; BC A 20 GND

First Sunday of Christmas, Cantata Cycle III (1725-1727)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 117
Epistel: Galater 4, 1-7
Gospel: Lukas 2, 33-40
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Cto, 3 Tbne, 2 Ob, Taille, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 30. Dezember 1725
First performance on December 30, 1725. Movement 2 was edited (now with stanza 5) and reused in the Pasticcio motet Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt, which was preserved only after Bach's death (see BWV³; Appendix C, page 718). It was also preserved individually (in an edited form) as BWV¹ 231 or BWV²ᵃ 28/2ᵃ
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 28/6 ChS
Link to videos:
Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopmann)

Author Libretto
Neumeister, Erdmann (1671–1756)
E. Neumeister. Movement 2: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (J. Gramann, date of composition 1530; first publication 1540), stanza 1. Movement 3: Jeremiah 32, 41. Movement 6: Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen (P. Eber, 1570), stanza 12. Printed texts: Neumeister 1714 (lost); Neumeister 1716/1717, page 45; Neumeister 1717, page 15; Döbeln 1736
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Author Chorale
Gramann, Johann (1487-1541)
Eber, Paul (1511-1569)
Bible verse

Original sources
D-B Bach P 92 [Score]
D-B Bach St 37 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 100 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VI, Faszikel 5 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913, Faszikel 5 [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 28, Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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