Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen BWV 66.2; BWV 66; BC A 56 GND

Monday of Easter Week, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 76 [11]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 62
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 10, 34-41
Gospel: Lukas 24, 13-35
S, A* (Schwachheit), T* (Zuversicht), B*, Tr (ad lib.), Ob I/II, Bs, Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 10. April 1724
First performance on April 10, 1724 as a parody of BWV 66.1, with the addition of soprano and bass vocal parts for the concluding chorale; subsequent performance on March 26, 1731 (original text print), with likely minor changes such as dialogue partners Fear/Hope (instead of Weakness/Confidence) and a reduction of the recitative No. 4 by the lines “Die Welt erstaunt bey meines Jesu Grab, / Und meint hier stirbet unser Ruhm”
Early performances
, Leipzig, St. Nicholas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is revision of BWV 66.1 / BC [G 4]
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 66.3
Link to videos:
Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66.2 (J. S. Bachstiftung St. Gallen)

Author unknown. Movements 1–5 reworked from movement 8 and 1–4 of BWV 66.1. Movement 6: Christ ist erstanden (medieval), stanza 3. Original text prints: Leipzig 1724 II, page [6], and Leipzig 1731 I, page [7]
Link to lyrics
Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck]

Original sources
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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