O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort BWV 60; BC A 161 GND

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 90
Epistel: Kolosser 1, 9-14
Gospel: Matthäus 9, 18-26
A* (Furcht), T* (Hoffnung), B* (Vox Christi), S, A, T, B, Cor, Ob d’am I/II, Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 07. November 1723
First performance on November 7, 1723; subsequent performance after 1735 (as evidenced by the watermark of the Basso continuo part)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 60/5 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (Dialogus), BWV 60 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (Dialogus), BWV 60 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
Author unknown. Movement 1 uses: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (J. Rist, 1642), stanza 1, and Genesis 49:18. Movement 4 incorporates Revelation 14:13. Movement 5: Es ist genung, so nimm, Herr, meinen Geist, stanza 5 (text by F. J. Burmeister, with the original melody) from J. R. Ahle’s Drittes Zehn Neuer Geistlicher Arien (Mühlhausen 1662)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Rist, Johann (1607-1667)
Burmeister, Franz Joachim (1633–1672)
Bible verse
Bible verse

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 74 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 60, Originalstimme (Continuo) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus. O. 12172 Rara, Teil 2 (handschriftlicher Anhang) [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 461, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XVI, Faszikel 8 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 20 oder 60, J. Rietz [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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