Jesu, nun sei gepreiset BWV 41; BC A 22 GND

New Year's Day (Feast of the Circumcision of Christ), Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 34
Epistel: Galater 3, 23-29
Gospel: Lukas 2, 21
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba IIII, Timpani, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Violoncello piccolo, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 01. Januar 1725
First performance on January 1, 1725; subsequent performance around 1732–1734 (as evidenced by a watermark for Violin I/Violoncello piccolo). Movement 6 serves as a parody source for BWV 171. Subsequent performance in Leipzig after 1750 by G. Harrer; subsequent performance in 1756 during the interim directorship under C. F. Barth/C. F. Penzel (parts: D-LEb: Thomana 41, Fasz. 2)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg. a]
relation from other works:
has arrangement in BWV 41/6 (o.Zw.) ChS
Link to videos:
Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41 (English Baroque Soloists, J. E. Gardiner)

J. Hermann (1591), stanza 1 and 3 kept literally, stanza 2 (movement 2–5) reworked (author unknown). Printed text: Birkmann 1728, page 14
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Hermann, Johann (gest. 1563)

Original sources
D-B Bach P 874 [Score]
D-B Bach St 394, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 41, Faszikel 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
D-SAh (o. Sign.) BWV 41 [Score]
edition essential source
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1026 [Score]
D-B Bach P 457, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 51, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach St 394, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-HAmi Ms. 145 [Score]
D-LEb Thomana 41, Faszikel 2 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
PL-Wu RM 5910, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5910 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 41 (1), H. G. Nägeli [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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