Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! BWV 70.2; BWV 70; BC A 165

Sacred cantata (26th Sunday after Trinity)

S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Tr/Tr da tir?, Ob, Vl I/II, Va, Vc obl oder Org obl, Bc
Date of origin
vor dem 21. November 1723
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
, Leipzig
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 70.2/11 (o.I.) ChS
extended arrangement of BWV 70.1 (Weimar version, cantata for advent).
author unknown
Salomon Franck (1659–1725)
Christian Keymann (1607–1662)

see BWV 70.1; mvts. 2,4,6,9: author unknown; mvt. 7: stanza 5 from ‘Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele’ (Freiberg, 1620); mvt. 11: stanza 5 from ‘Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht‘ by Christian Keymann (1658); libretto printing: Franck 1717
Link to lyrics
NBA I/27, S. 107 (Alfred Dürr, 1968) – Critical report (1968), S. 103;
BG 16, S.329 (W. Rust, 1868)
Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 95
Additional sources
Verschollen Choralsammlung
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2020-05-13 : 01:54:58