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
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Timpani, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe da caccia, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

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


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