Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret [Weimar version] BWV 31.1; BWV 31; BC A 55a GND

Easter Day, Weimar Cantatas
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 76 [10]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 110
Epistel: 1. Korinther 5, 6-8
Gospel: Markus 16, 1-8
Sopran solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran I, Sopran II, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, [Oboe d'amore], Taille, Bassono, Violine I, Violine II, Viola I, Viola II, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 21. April 1715
First performance on April 21, 1715 in C major (Chorton), wind instruments in E flat major (low chamber pitch); subsequent performance probably in 1716–1717 (addition of woodwind parts). Incompletely preserved, parts for movements 7–8 are missing
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 31/9 (o.I.) ChS
has revision BWV 31.2
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31.1 (Ensemble Pygmalion, R. Pichon)

Author Libretto
Franck, Salomon (1659–1725)
Salomo Franck. Movement 9: Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (Nikolaus Herman, date of composition 1560; first edition 1562), additional stanza (1574). Text print: Franck 1715, page 75
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Herman, Nikolaus (um 1480–1561)

Original sources
PL-Kj Bach St 14, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]


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