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
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob, Bs, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

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
Verschollen BWV 42 (2), J. M. von Radowitz [unknown]
D-B Am.B 32 [Score]
D-Bhm RH 0929 [Score]
D-B Bach P 441, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VIII, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5924 [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 42, Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen BWV 42 (1), Breitkopf 1770 [Part(s)]


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