Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats (concerto da chiesa) BWV 42; BC A 63 GND

Second Sunday of Easter/Quasimodogeniti Sunday, Cantata Cycle II (1724/1725)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 77 [4]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 116
Epistel: 1. Johannes 5, 4-10
Gospel: Johannes 20, 19-31
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe I, Oboe II, Bassono, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 08. April 1725
First performance on April 8, 1725; subsequent performance on April 1, 1731 (printed text); further performance around 1742 (as evidenced by a watermark in the violone part D-B Bach St 3). Movement 1 is likely the opening movement of a lost instrumental concerto (movement 3 its central movement?)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 42/7 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Author unknown. Movement 2: John 20, 19. Movement 4: Verzage nicht, du Häuflein klein (J. Fabricius, around 1632), stanza 1. Movement 7: M. Luther’s German rendition of the Antiphon Da pacem Domine (1529) with J. Walter's additional stanza after 1 Timothy 2, 2 (1566). Original print: Leipzig 1731 I, page 13
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Fabricius, Jacob (1593-1654)
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
Walter, Johann (1496–1570)
Bible verse
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Bach P 55 [Score]
D-B Bach St 3 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Rara I, 7b [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
D-B Am.B 32 [Score]
D-Bhm RH 0929 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VIII, Faszikel 6 [Score]
D-B Bach P 441, Faszikel 4 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5924 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 42 (1), Breitkopf 1770 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 42 (2), J. M. von Radowitz [unknown]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 42, Partitur [Score]


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