Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes BWV 40; BC A 12 GND

Second Day of Christmas, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 74 [7]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 98
Epistel: Titus, 4-7
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 6, 8-15; 7, 1-2 und 55-60
Gospel: Lukas 2, 15-20
Gospel: Matthäus 23, 34-39
Week song: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Cr, 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 26. Dezember 1723
First performance on December 26, 1723; subsequent performance around 1746–1749 (as evidenced by a watermark and the scribe Anon. L 134 in the Basso continuo duplicate). Movement 1 serves as a parody source for BWV 233.2/6
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 40/3 ChS
is adapted in BWV 40/6 ChS
is adapted in BWV 40/8 ChS
Link to videos:
Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Author unknown. Movement 1: 1 John 3:8. Movement 3: Wir Christenleut (C. Füger, 1592), stanza 3. Movement 6: Schwing dich auf zu deinem Gott (P. Gerhardt, 1653), stanza 2. Movement 8: Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle (C. Keymann, date of composition 1645; first print 1646), stanza 4. Printed in Döbeln 1736
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Gerhardt, Paul (1607-1676)
Keimann, Christian (1607–1662)
Füger, Caspar (vor 1521-1592)
Bible verse
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 63 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 11 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B N.Mus.ms. 10072-8 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 64 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 469, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/IX, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5922 [Score]
US-BER Kenney 534 [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 40 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 40 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]


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