Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten BWV 74; BC A 83 GND

Whitsun/Pentecost, Cantata Cycle II (1724/1725)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 51
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 2, 1-13
Gospel: Johannes 14, 23-31
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, 2 Ob, Ob da cac, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 20. Mai 1725
First performance on May 20, 1725. The first and second movements are a reworking of BWV 59/1 and 4
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 74/8 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

C. M. von Ziegler. Movement 1: John 14, 23. Movement 4: John 14, 28. Movement 6: Romans 8, 1. Movement 8: Gott Vater, sende deinen Geist (Paul Gerhardt, 1653), stanza 2. Printed text: Ziegler 1728, page 259 (textual variations compared to Bach’s setting)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
Verschollen BWV 74, Originalpartitur [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 103 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Ms Danzig 4223 [Score]
D-Eib 4.4.1 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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