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
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Fl trav, 2 Ob, 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 06. August 1724
Erstaufführung 6. August 1724; Wiederaufführung um 1732–1735 (WZ Stimme Org). Zu Satz 8 vgl. BWV 64/4. Wiederaufführung 27. Juli 1755 im Interimskantorat unter C. F. Barth/C. F. Penzel (Abschriften s. u.)
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)

Balthasar Kindermann (1664); stanzas 1, 7 and 8, also 3 and 5 (within mvts. 3 and 5) kept word for word; mvts. 2-7 contain reworked material 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
D-B Am.B 44 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Am.B 44, Faszikel 11 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 50, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 464, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 960 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1028 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/IV, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 148 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151 [Konvolut] [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151, Faszikel 2 [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]
[Verschollen, Stammhandschriften der Kantaten, J. Traeg] [Score]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 8, Faszikel 1 [Particella, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 383 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 94, Faszikel 2 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 8, Faszikel 2 [Particella]


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