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
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Flauto dolce, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, Oboe d'amore, Oboe da caccia, Bassono, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 15. August 1723
First performance on August 15, 1723 (likely based on an unknown older template); subsequent performance on August 31, 1727 (movement 3 in G major, see supplementary sheets by scribes JHB/Anon. IIIb and as indicated by the watermark). Movement 6 was transposed and adopted from BWV 12/7 (without obligato instrument)
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)

Author Libretto
Knauer, Johann Oswald (* 1690)
J. O. (?) Knauer. Movement 1: Psalm 103, 2. Movement 6: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (S. Rodigast, date of composition 1675; first print 1676/1677), stanza 6. Printed text: Knauer 1720, page 253 (edited)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Rodigast, Samuel (1649-1708)

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


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