Gott ist mein König BWV 71; BC B 1 GND

Council Election, Mühlhausen Cantatas
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 70 [2]
Sacred cantata
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo (Ripienstimmen ad libera); Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Flauto dolce I, Flauto dolce II, Violoncello; Oboe I, Oboe II, Bassono; Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Violone, Orgel obligato (Gruppierung der Instrumente siehe Titelseite der autographen Partitur)

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)

Author Libretto
unknown author
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
Author Chorale
Heermann, Johann (1585–1647)

Original sources
D-B Mus. 11495 [Originaldruck BWV 71] [Part(s)]
D-B Bach P 45, Faszikel 1 [Score]
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 1159/VI, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Bach P 452, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach St 377, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
PL-Wu RM 5929, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5929 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 71, Partitur [Score]


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