Christen, ätzet diesen Tag BWV 63; BC A 8 GND

Christmas Day, Weimar Cantatas, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 74 [5]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 92
Epistel: Titus 2, Vers 11–14
Epistel: Jesaja 9, Vers 2–7
Gospel: Lukas 2, Vers 1–14
Week song: Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ (M. Luther 1524)
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tomba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Tromba IV, Timpani, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, Bassono, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo.
Wiederaufführung 1729?: Orgel obligato statt Oboe in Satz 3

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 25. Dezember 1714
First performance on December 25, 1714; subsequent performance on December 25, 1723 (as evidenced by the watermark and the scribe of the Violin I/II parts) and possibly on December 25, 1729? (with an obligato organ part instead of a solo oboe)
Early performances
, Weimar (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
Heineccius, Johann Michael (1674–1722)?
unknown author
Author unknown, movements 1, 3, 5, and 7 by J. M. Heineccius (these movements match those in his Reformation cantata for G. Kirchhoff, as indicated by the printed text: Heineccius 1718, page 89; compare with Serauky and Dürr's stanza). Another printed text from Döbeln 1736
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach St 9 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/XI, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 443, Faszikel 5 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 63, Partitur [Score]


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