Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes BWV 76; BC A 97 GND

Second Sunday after Trinity, Reformation Day, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 79 [5]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 72
Epistel: 1. Johannes 3, 13-18
Gospel: Lukas 14, 16-24
Psalm: Psalm 72
Epistel: 1. Johannes 3, 13-18
Gospel: Lukas 14, 16-24
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe d'amore, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Viola da gamba, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 6. Juni 1723
First performance on June 6, 1723, as Bach’s inaugural music at St. Thomas Church; subsequent performance of Part II (movement 8–14 or 8–12) possibly on October 31, 1724, or June 10, 1725, as evidenced by the watermark on the viola da gamba part; subsequent performance of Part I (movement 1–7) for the Reformation Festival is not datable; further performances likely after 1740, with handwritten changes by J. S. Bach in the parts for the fugue theme in movement 1. Movement 8 or its source material was incorporated into BWV 528
Early performances
, Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 528.2
In der autographen Partitur Entwürfe zu einem Eingangschor (nicht verwendet) und zu Nr. 7 (NBA Suppl., S. 96‒101, P. Wollny, 2011).
Link to videos:
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

Author unknown. Movement 1: Psalm 12, verses 2 and 4. Movement 7 and 14: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein (Martin Luther, 1524, based on Psalm 67), stanza 1 and 3
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 67 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 13b [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Am.B 44, Faszikel 8 [Score]
D-B Am.B 44 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-Bhm RH 1118 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 181 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 445, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B N.Mus.ms. 10072-13 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5920 [Score]
US-NYpm B 1184. C229 (MA 9) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 76, F. Hauser [Score]
Verschollen BWV 76, Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Score and part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 76, Teil I, Breitkopf [Score]
Verschollen BWV 76, Teil II, Breitkopf [Score]
Verschollen BWV 76 [Arrangement], Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Part(s)]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 76 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 76 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]


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