Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott [1st Leipzig version] BWV 80.2; BWV 80b; BC A 183a GND

Reformation Day, without assignment
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 46?
Epistel: Offenbarung 14, 6-7
Gospel: Matthäus 11, 12-15
Sopran solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
um 1729-1731
Date of composition around 1729‒1731. Music and text are lost except for a few autograph fragments of the score as evidenced by facsimiles of the preserved parts in NBA I/31, pages VIII, IX
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 80/8 ChS
Early version of BWV 80 (fragment).
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80.2 (J. S. Bachstiftung St. Gallen)

Presumably like BWV 80.3

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)

Original sources
[Kantate BWV 80b: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott] Autographe Partitur (Fragment) [Score]
F-Ppo A. Mickiewicz Rkp. 973 [Score]
RUS-SPsc BWV 80b [Score]
US-PRscheide BWV 80b [Score]


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