Die Elenden sollen essen BWV 75; BC A 94 GND

First Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 79 [4]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 62
Epistel: 1. Johannes 4, 16-21
Gospel: Lukas 16, 19-31
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Tr (da tir?), Ob I/II, Ob d’am, Bs, Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 30. Mai 1723
First performance on May 30, 1723 ([…] führte der neue Cantor und Collegii Musici Director Herr Joh. Sebastian Bach […] seine erste Musik in der [Nikolai-]Kirchen allhier mit guten Applaus; the new Cantor and Director of Collegii Musici | Mr. Joh. Sebastian Bach […] debuted his first music at the [Nikolai-]Church here with good applause; Acta Lipsiensium Academica 1723; see Dok. II Nr. 139). Movement 3 and 5 are based on an older, unknown source (Glöckner 2003), Movement 7 or 14 were later incorporated into BWV 100
Early performances
, Leipzig, St. Nicholas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author unknown. Movement 1: Psalm 22, 27. Movement 7 and 14: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (Samuel Rodigast, date of composition 1675; first printed 1676/1677), stanzas 5-6
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 66 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B N.Mus.ms. 10072-12 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 445, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/IX, Faszikel 4 [Score]
PL-WRu 60006 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 75 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen BWV 75 (1), E. Grell [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 75 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]

Glöckner 2003

persistent ID
Static URL
Export format
Last changed
2023-08-20 : 09:11:22