O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe BWV 34.2; BWV 34; BC A 84 GND

Whitsun/Pentecost, without assignment
Other catalogues
BR-WFB N 169
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 51
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 2, 1-13
Gospel: Johannes 14, 23-31
Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Flauto traverso I, Flauto traverso II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 01. Juni 1727
First performance on June 1, 1727 (original text print, see Schabalina BJ 2008); version only partially reconstructable (see below). Subsequent performance likely on May 29, 1746 (version of the new partially autographed score with revisions made on the occasion of the subsequent performance); further performance in 1746 in Halle by W. F. Bach (entries in partially autographed score). The creation, apart from the musical correspondence of movements 1, 3, and 5 with (see BWV 34.1, movements 1, 5, and 4), can only be partially reconstructed (ambiguous parody relationship)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
is revision of BWV 34.1 / BC B 13
According to recent studies this version is the model for BWV 34a (not vice-versa)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe , BWV 34.2 (Netherlands Bachsociety)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Author unknown. Movement 5 with the use of Psalm 128, verse 6. Original print: Leipzig 1727 III, page [3].
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Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck]

Original sources
D-B Am.B 39 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 73 [Part(s)]
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck] [Libretto]

Schabalina BJ 2010

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