Gott ist mein König BWV 71; BC B 1 GND

Council Election, Mühlhausen Cantatas
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 70 [2]
Sacred cantata
S*, A*, T*, B* (Ripienstimmen ad lib.); Tr I–III, Timp; Fl dolce I/II, Vc; Ob I/II, Bs; Vl I/II, Va, Vne; Org obl

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 4. Februar 1708
First performance on February 4, 1708, during the council election in Mühlhausen at St. Marien; subsequent performance on February 5, 1708 at Divi Blasii. Performance in C major (Chorton) = D major (high chamber pitch)
Early performances
, Mühlhausen, Marienkirche (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Mühlhausen, Divi-Blasii-Kirche (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [M. Kant.]
first printed composition during Bach's lifetime (Libretto and parts were printed in 1708)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Gott ist mein König, BWV 71 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

The author is unknown, possibly G. C. Eilmar. Movement 1: Psalm 74, 12. Movement 2: 2. Samuel 19, 35 and 37, and O Gott, du frommer Gott (J. Heermann, 1630), stanza 6. Movement 3: Deuteronomy 33, 25, and Genesis 21, 22b. Movement 4: Psalm 74, 16–17. Movement 6: Psalm 74, 19. For the original printed text, see Originaldruck
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach P 45, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Mus. 11495 [Originaldruck BWV 71] [Part(s)]
D-B Bach St 377, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
GB-Lbl Hirsch III. 620 [Originaldruck BWV 71] [Part(s)]
NL-DHnmi III/Bachdoos/a [Originaldruck BWV 71] (Depositum) [Part(s)]
Verschollen Originaldruck BWV 71, G. R. Wagener [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 452, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VI, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5929 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5929, Faszikel 2 [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 71, Partitur [Score]
D-B Bach St 377, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]


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