Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott [2nd Leipzig version] BWV 80.3; BWV 80; BC A 183b GND

Reformation Day, without assignment
Other catalogues
BR-WFB N 162
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 46?
Epistel: Offenbarung 14, 6-7
Gospel: Matthäus 11, 12-15
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, Oboe d'amore I, Oboe d'amore II, Oboe da caccia, Taille, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
Date of composition unknown (perhaps 1739 for the 200th anniversary of the introduction of the Reformation in Leipzig). Subsequent performance (movements 1 and 5) around 1761–1763 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach in Halle (with Latin text setting and additional Tromba I–III, Timpani)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 80/8 ChS
about setting: very probably trumpets and timpani were added later by W. F. Bach
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80.3 (J. S. Bachstiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Franck, Salomon (1659–1725)
BWV 80.3: Martin Luther (1529), four stanzas in movement 1, 5, and 8 (stanzas 1, 3-4) as well as within movement 2 (stanza 2) kept literally, supplemented by slightly modified text from Franck 1715 (see BWV 80.1, movement 2-4, 6 and 7)
Link to lyrics

edition essential source
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 177 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 71 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 72 [Score]
Additional sources
[Kantate BWV 80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Bearbeitung Satz 1, 5)] Partitur W. F. Bach [Score]
[Katalog (Angebotliste) Zulehner 1812] [Score]
A-Wn Mus. Hs. 3358 [Score]
D-B Am.B 596 [Score]
D-B Mus. 10668 [Erstdruck] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 657 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-LEm Becker III.2.18 [Score]
D-MLHb Divi Blasii in XII/81 (heute in D-MLHm) [Part(s)]
D-MLHb Nr. 559 (Dauerleihgabe in: Mühlhausen, Marienkirche) [Part(s)]
D-Rp SM VI/85 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 55, no. 132 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5938 [Score]
US-Wc M2025 .B2 F5 [Score]
US-Wc ML96 .B188 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 80, K. Zulehner [Score]
Verschollen BWV 80, Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 80 (1), J. G. Schuster [Score]
Verschollen BWV 80 (2), Katharinen- und Weißfrauenstift (Frankfurt) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 80 (4), List & Francke 1890 [Part(s)]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 80 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 80 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]


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