Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück (serenata) BWV 66.1; BWV 66a; BC [G 4] GND

Secular cantata
probably: A solo, T solo, B solo, S, A, T, B, Oboe I, Oboe II, Bassono, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 10. Dezember 1718
First performance on December 10, 1718, for the birthday of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen. Music up to movement 5–7 can be reconstructed from the later parody version
Early performances
, Köthen (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 66.2
Presumably the setting is the same as in BWV 66.3. The vocal soloists stated in Hunold's libretto are called "Glückseligkeit Anhalts" and "Fama".
Link to videos:
Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück (Serenata), BWV 66.1 (Mitteldeutsche Hofmusik, A. Grychtolik)

Author Libretto
Hunold, Christian Friedrich, genannt Menantes (1680–1721)
C. F. Hunold. Printed text: Menantes 1719, page 84 (Das frolockende Anhalt, als der Durchlauchtigste Fürst und Herr, Herr Leopold, Fürst zu Anhalt Cöthen 1718. den 10. Dezember. den Höchsterfreulichen Geburths-Tag begieng. Menantes. SERENATA.) - The rejoicing Anhalt, when the Most Serene Prince and Lord, Lord Leopold, Prince of Anhalt Cöthen celebrated the most joyous birthday on December 10, 1718. Menantes. SERENATA.
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Smend Kö, S. 178-83

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