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

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 34
Epistel: 2. Korinther 3, 4-11
Gospel: Markus 7, 31-37
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, Work history
vor dem 15. August 1723
Movement 6 is borrowed from BWV 12/7 (without obligatory parts). About 1727 the cantata was performed again (s. mvt. 3, original parts).
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 69.1/6 ChS
has revision BWV 69.2
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.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69.1 (Netherlands Bach Society)

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

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 68 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 69a, Originalstimmen (1723) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-Gs 8 P GERM III, 746 [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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