Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde BWV 83; BC A 167 GND

Feast of the Purification of the Virgin/Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 76 [3]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 12
Epistel: Maleachi 3, 1-4
Gospel: Lukas 2, 22-32
Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno I, Corno II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine concitato, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 02. Februar 1724
First performance on February 2, 1724; subsequent performance on February 2, 1727 (as indicated by watermark, handwriting styles of scribe Anon. IIf)
Early performances
, Leipzig, St. Nicholas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
has as part BWV 83/5 ChS
probably second performance in 1727 (transposed part "Basso continuo"); Lit.: Dürr Chr 2, p. 152
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde, BWV 83 (Netherlands Bach Society)
Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde, BWV 83 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Author unknown. Movement 2 utilizes Luke 2, 29–31. Movement 3 is loosely based on Hebrews 4, 16. Movement 5: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin (Martin Luther, 1524), stanza 4. Printed text: Leipzig 1724 I, page 9
Link to lyrics
Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck]

Original sources
D-B Bach St 21 [Part(s)]
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Verschollen BWV 83, Originalpartitur [Score]
Verschollen BWV 83, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/IX, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Bach P 447, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5924 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 83, Partitur [Score]


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