Jesu, der du meine Seele BWV 78; BC A 130 GND

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 117
Epistel: Galater 5, 16-24
Gospel: Lukas 17, 11.19
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno, Flauto traverso, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Violone, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 10. September 1724
First performance on September 10, 1724; subsequent performance around 1736–1740 (additional autograph flauto traverso part); further performance after 1745 (autograph violone part); another performance around 1755 in Leipzig under the interim directorship of C. F. Barth and C. F. Penzel (see copy by D-B Bach P 962)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 78/7 ChS
second performance after 1735
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78 (Netherlands Bach Society)

J. Rist (1641), stanzas 1 and 12 kept literally, stanzas 2–11 reworked for movements 2–6, however, with literal quotes from stanzas 3–5 and 19 (author unknown). Original text printed in Leipzig 1724 III, page [5]
Link to lyrics
Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck]

Original sources
D-LEb Thomana 78 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Verschollen BWV 78, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/III, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Bach P 457, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Bach P 962 [Score]
D-Eib 4.4.12 [Score]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/2-D [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 63, Faszikel 1 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 63 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5911, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5911 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 78 (1), A. Fuchs [Score]
Verschollen BWV 78 (2), L. Liepmannssohn 1916 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 78 (3), J. Müller [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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