Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (dialogus) [early version] BWV 58.1; BWV 58; BC A 26a GND

Second Sunday of Christmas, Choral Cantatas copmposed at a later stage
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 62
Epistel: 1. Petrus 4, 12-19
Epistel: 1. Petrus 3, 20-22
Gospel: Matthäus 2, 13-23
Gospel: Matthäus 3, 13-17
S* (Seele), B* (Jesus), Vl solo, Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 05. Januar 1727
early version (incomplete): the movements 1, 2, 4 and 5 correspond to a large extend to the later version (mvt. 1 and 5 without oboes); mvt. 3 completely lost except the part for basso continuo.
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2b]
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 58.2
In der autogr. Partitur Ausschnittskizze (für Vokalbesetzung S/A) zu Satz 1 (NBA Suppl., S. 162f., P. Wollny, 2011).
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58.1 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Birkmann, Christoph (1703-1771)
Christoph Birkmann; mvt. 1: stanza 1 from ‚Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid‘ by Martin Moller (1587); mvt. 5: stanza 2 from ‚O Jesus Christ, meins Lebens Licht‘ by Martin Behm (1610); mvt. 3 (early version): text lost; libretto printing: Birkmann 1728
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Moller, Martin (1547–1606)
Behm, Martin (1557-1622)

Original sources
D-B Bach P 866 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Bach St 389 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 58 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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