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
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
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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