Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt BWV 68; BC A 86 GND

Whit Monday, Cantata Cycle II (1724/1725)
Genre
Sacred cantata
Proper
Scoring
Sopran solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno, Cornetto, Trombone I, Trombone II, Trombone III, Oboe I, Oboe II, Taille, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Violoncello piccolo, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 21. Mai 1725
First performance on May 21, 1725; subsequent performance around 1736–1740 (Kobayashi BJ 1988). Movement 2 (in a heavily edited form) and Movement 4 are parodies of BWV 208/13 and 7. In the autograph score of BWV 59 (D-B: P 161), the fugal theme of the final chorus was sketched (NBA Suppl., page 146, P. Wollny, 2011)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2]
Link to videos:
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Author Libretto
Ziegler, Christiane Mariane von (1695–1760)
Libretto
C. M. von Ziegler. Movement 1: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt (S. Liscow, 1675), stanza 1; Movement 5: John 3:18. Printed text: Ziegler 1728, page 262 (textual variations compared to Bach’s setting)
Link to lyrics
Chorale

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 161 [Score, Sketch]
D-LEb Thomana 68 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 68, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
[Verschollen Kantatenabschriften, C. v. Winterfeld] [Score]
B-Bc 14970 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/VIII, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 441, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 478 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 481 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 332 [Part(s)]
D-HAmi Ms. 147 [Score]
D-Hs ND VI 966 [Score]
D-LÜh Mus. A 311 [Score]
F-Pn D-578, Faszikel 2 [vocal score / piano reduction]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 55, no. 125 [Part(s)]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61, Faszikel 4 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5909, Faszikel 5 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5909 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 150, 25, 187, 68 J. Rietz [Score]
Verschollen BWV 68, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 297 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 68, H. G. Nägeli [Score]
Verschollen BWV 68 (3), J. N. Schelble [vocal score / piano reduction]

Edition
Literature
Kobayashi BJ 1988

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