Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch BWV 86; BC A 73 GND

Sixth Sunday of Easter/Rogation Sunday, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 78 [1]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 50
Psalm: Psalm 34
Epistel: Jakobus 1, 22-27
Gospel: Johannes 16, 23-30
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 14. Mai 1724
Erstaufführung 14. Mai 1724
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 86/6 ChS
The original parts are lost, therefore the instrumental setting is not always clear.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86 (Netherlands Bach Society)

author unknown
Georg Grünwald (1490–1530)
Paul Speratus (1484–1551)

mvt. 1: John 16:23; mvt. 3: stanza 16 from ‘Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn’ by Georg Grünwald (1530); mvt. 6: stanza 11 from ‘Es ist das Heil uns kommen’ by Paul Speratus (1523)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 157 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 464, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/VII, Faszikel 9 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 96 [Part(s)]
D-OB MO 491 [Part(s)]


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