Christus, der ist mein Leben BWV 95; BC A 136

Sacred cantata (16th Sunday after Trinity)

S*, A, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Cor/Cto, Ob I/II, Ob d’am I/II, Vl I/II, Va, Bc
Date of origin
vor dem 12. September 1723
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 95/7 (o.I.) ChS
has arrangement in BWV 282
The setting was specified later on the cover of the original parts ("cornettino" = small cornett instead of "corno"), L. Prautzsch, in: MuK 2/2000, p. 112f.
author unknown
Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Valerius Herberger (1562–1627)
Nikolaus Herman (ca. 1500-1561)

mvt. 1: stanza 1 from 'Christus, der ist mein Leben' (Jena, 1609) und stanza 1 from 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin' by Martin Luther (1524, after Luke 2:29-32); mvt. 3: stanza 1 from 'Valet will ich dir geben' by Valerius Herberger (1613); mvt. 7: stanza 4 from 'Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist' by Nikolaus Herman (1560)
Link to lyrics
NBA I/23, S. 65 (Helmuth Osthoff, 1982) – Critical report (1984), S. 47;
BG 22, S.131 (W. Rust, 1875)
Original sources
D-B Bach St 10
Verschollen BWV 95, Originalstimmen
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 444, Faszikel 1
D-B Bach P 1159/II, Faszikel 3
Verschollen Choralsammlung
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