Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ [later version] BWV 91.2; BWV 91; BC A 9b GND

Christmas Day, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 92
Epistel: Titus 2, Vers 11–14
Epistel: Jesaja 9, Vers 2–7
Gospel: Lukas 2, Vers 1–14
Week song: Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ (M. Luther 1524)
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Cr, Timp, 3 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
First performance on December 25, 1724; subsequent performance on December 25, 1732 (as evidenced by watermark, handwriting styles in C. P. E. Bach’s Basso continuo part). Further performance in 1746 or 1747 (as indicated by autograph handwriting styles of the revisions in movement 5‒6). The autograph score shows two layers: for movement 5 (measures 19‒21, 36‒45 and 59‒67) and movement 6 (slightly altered), the original score pages were replaced; in addition, it contains one melody sketch for movement 5 as well as two melody sketches for movements that were not realized in BWV 91 (NBA Suppl., page 130, P. Wollny, 2011)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
2nd version
Compered with the early version movement 5 and 6 are different.
Link to videos:
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91.2 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Martin Luther (1524). Stanzas 1, 7 and 2 kept literally, stanzas 3–6 (movement 3–5) reworked (author unknown). Printed text: Birkmann 1728, page 9
Link to lyrics

Original sources
[Kantate BWV 91: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ] Originalstimmensatz [Part(s)]
D-B Bach P 869 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Bach St 392, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 91 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach St 392, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/1-D [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5922 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 91, Stimmen [Part(s)]


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