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
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, 3 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Vc picc, Bc

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


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