Ich bin ein guter Hirt BWV 85; BC A 66 GND

Third Sunday of Easter/Misericordia Sunday, Cantata Cycle II (1724/1725)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 23
Epistel: 1. Petrus, 2, 21-25
Gospel: Johannes 10, 12-16
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Vc picc, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 15. April 1725
Erstaufführung 15. April 1725
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 85/6 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Text: author unknown
Cornelius Becker (1561–1604)
Ernst Christoph Homburg (1607–1681)

mvt. 1: John 10:12; mvt. 3: stanza 1 from ‘Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt’ by Cornelius Becker (1598, after Psalm 23); mvt. 6: stanza 4 from ‘Ist Gott mein Schild und Helfersmann‘ by Ernst Christoph Homburg (1658)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 106 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 51 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 454, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XIII, Faszikel 5 [Score]
PL-WRu 60008 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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