Was frag ich nach der Welt BWV 94; BC A 115 GND

Ninth Sunday after Trinity, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 50
Epistel: 1. Korinther 10, 6-13
Gospel: Lukas 16, 1-9
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Flauto traverso, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe d'amore I, Oboe d'amore II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 06. August 1724
First performance on August 6, 1724; subsequent performance around 1732–1735 (as evidenced by watermark in the organ part). For movement 8, compare with BWV 64/4. Further performance on July 27, 1755, under the interim directorship of C. F. Barth/C. F. Penzel (for copies, see D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 960)
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 94/8 ChS
Probably second performance about 1732/1735.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Was frag ich nach der Welt, BWV 94 (J. S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen)

B. Kindermann (1664), stanza 1, 7–8 as well as 3 and 5 (within movement 3 and 5) kept literally, movements 2–7 with reworked versions of the remaining stanzas (author unknown)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 47, Faszikel 2 [Score, Sketch]
D-LEb Thomana 94, Faszikel 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 94, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
[Verschollen, Stammhandschriften der Kantaten, J. Traeg] [Score]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 8, Faszikel 1 [Particella, Part(s)]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 8, Faszikel 2 [Particella]
D-B Am.B 44, Faszikel 11 [Score]
D-B Am.B 44 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1028 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/IV, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 464, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 50, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 960 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 383 [Part(s)]
D-HAmi Ms. 148 [Score]
D-LEb Thomana 94, Faszikel 2 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151, Faszikel 2 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5931 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 94, H. G. Nägeli [1] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 94, H. G. Nägeli [2] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 94, J. Traeg [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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