Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele BWV 69.1; BWV 69a; BC A 123

Sacred cantata (12th Sunday after Trinity)

S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, Fl dolce, 3 Ob, Ob d’am, Ob da cac, Bs, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Date of origin
vor dem 15. August 1723
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
, Leipzig
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 69.1/6 ChS
Movement 6 is borrowed from BWV 12/7 (without obligatory parts). About 1727 the cantata was performed again (s. mvt. 3, original parts). Probably on the occasion of inauguration of the new city council in 1748 the cantata was rearranged to the cantata of the same title BWV 69. The movements 1, 3 and 5 of both cantatas are almost the same.
Knauer (1720, edited); mvt. 1: Psalm 103:2; mvt. 6: stanza 6 from ‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan’ by Samuel Rodigast (1674)
Link to lyrics
NBA I/20, S. 117 (Klaus Hofmann, 1986) – Critical report (1985), S. 109;
BG 16, S.373 (W. Rust, 1868. Nur Satz 2, 4 u. 6 als Ergänzung zu BWV 69.2)
Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 68
Verschollen BWV 69a, Originalstimmen (1723)
Additional sources
D-Gs 8 P GERM III, 746 [Textdruck]
Verschollen Choralsammlung
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