Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen BWV 43; BC A 77 GND

Ascension Day, Cantata Cycle III (1725-1727)
Other catalogues
BR-WFB N 163
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 32
Psalm: Psalm 68
Psalm: Psalm 74
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 1, 1-11
Gospel: Markus 16, 14-20
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 30. Mai 1726
First performance on May 30, 1726; subsequent performance not datable (autograph addendum, including an obligato part for Violin I in movement 7; D-B Bach St 36). Movement 11 is a chorale setting by C. Peter (Freiberg 1652) in the Vopelius hymnbook of 1682, page 70. Further performance after 1750 by W. F. Bach in Halle (text print in D-HAu, only the first part; annotations by W. F. Bach in the autograph score and revisions of the original parts)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 43/11 ChS
In der autogr. Partitur Entwurf zu Satz 7 (NBA Suppl., S. 154f., P. Wollny, 2011).
Link to videos:
Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV 43 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Author unknown. Movement 1: Psalm 47, 6–7. Movement 4: Mark 16, 19. Movement 11: Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ (J. Rist, 1641), stanza 1 and 13. Printed texts: Meiningen 1719, page 83; Rudolstadt 1726, page 102
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Rist, Johann (1607-1667)
Bible verse
Bible verse
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Bach P 44, Faszikel 6 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Bach St 36 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
GB-Ob Deneke 38 (1) [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Bach P 452, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VI, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-WRu 60008 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 43 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 43 (2), Partitur (neu) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 43 (1), E. Prieger [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-GOl Cant.spir 8° 01315 [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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