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
Alt solo (Furcht), Tenor solo (Hoffnung), Bass solo (Vox Christi), Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno, Oboe d'amore I, Oboe d'amore II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

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.ms. Bach P 1159/XVI, Faszikel 8 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 461, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus. O. 12172 Rara, Teil 2 (handschriftlicher Anhang) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 20 oder 60, J. Rietz [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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