Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten BWV 59; BC A 82

Sacred cantata (1st Day of Pentecost)


Scoring
S*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Tr, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation to other works:
 BWVBC F
Comment
EZ 1721; first performance probably together with BWV 172; presumably second performance in 1731. Later parody of mvt. 1, 3 and 4 (1 and 4 = BWV 74/1 + 2; mvt. 3 = BWV 175/7)
Lyrics
Erdmann Neumeister (Eisenach, 1716/17) (only mvts. 1-4 set in music); mvt. 1: John 14:23; mvt. 3: stanza 1 from ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’ by Martin Luther (1524)
Link to lyrics
Edition
BG 12/2, S.153 (W. Rust, 1863) – ;
NBA I/13, S. 65 (Dietrich Kilian, 1959) – Critical report (1960), S. 52
Sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 161 [Original source]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 162
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 465, Faszikel 5
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 492, Faszikel 4
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/V, Faszikel 3
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 102 [Original source]
D-HVs Kestner No. 164 (Nr. 1-8)
PL-Wu RM 5921
PL-Wu RM 5930
Verschollen BWV 59, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 295
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Last changed
2018-07-06 : 04:09:19