Gott ist mein König BWV 71; BC B 1GND

Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 70 [2]
Sacred cantata
Designation of a cantata
Council election
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

Work history, Date of origin
Erstaufführung 4. Februar 1708 bei der Ratswahl zu Mühlhausen in St. Marien; Wiederaufführung am 5. Februar 1708 in Divi Blasii. Auff. in C (Chorton) = D (hoher Kammerton).
vor dem 4. Februar 1708
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)

author unknown (G. C. Eilmar?)
Johann Heermann (1585–1647)
probably G. C. Eilmar (Mühlhausen 1708); mvt. 1: Psalm 74:12; mvt. 2: 2. Samuel 19:35+37 and stanza 6 from ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’ by Johann Heermann (1630); mvt. 3: Deuteronomy 33:25 and Genesis 21:22b; mvt. 4: Psalm 74:16-17; mvt. 6: Psalm 74:19
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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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