Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 93; BC A 104 GND

Fifth Sunday after Trinity, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 8
Psalm: Psalm 117
Epistel: 1. Petrus 3, 8-15
Gospel: Lukas 5, 1-11
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 09. Juli 1724
First performance on July 9, 1724; subsequent performance likely on July 13, 1732, as evidenced by watermark and scribe J. G. Haupt; partly reworked? The fourth movement was arranged for organ around 1746, see BWV 647. Further performance in 1756 by J. F. Doles
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 647
The original parts reveal two phases of writing (first performance 1724, second performance about 1732/1733), s. D LEb Thomana 93, Faszikel 1
Movement 4 was also arranged for organ solo (BWV 647)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 93 (J. S. Bachstiftung St. Gallen)

G. Neumark (date of composition 1641; Erstdruck 1657), stanzas 1, 4, and 7 as well as 2 (without the closing line) and 5 (within movement 3 and 5) are kept literally. Movement 2, 3, 5, and 6 contain, in part, literal quotes from the other stanzas (author unknown)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-LEb Thomana 93, Faszikel 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 93, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 14 [unknown]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : A 16 a-d [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1175 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 646 [vocal score / piano reduction]
D-B N.Mus.ms. 10072-19 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 465, Faszikel 6 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/V, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1218 [Score]
D-Eib 4.4.13 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151 [Konvolut] [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5909 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5909, Faszikel 4 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 93, H. G. Nägeli [1] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 93, H. G. Nägeli [2] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 93, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 300 [Score]
[Verschollen Kantatenabschriften, C. v. Winterfeld] [Score]
D-LEb Thomana 93, Faszikel 2 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]


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