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
Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno I, Corno II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

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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