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

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 90
Epistel: Epheser 3, 13-21
Gospel: Lukas 7, 11-17
Sopran solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Corno/Cornetto, 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 12. September 1723
First performance September on 12, 1723
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
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.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 95 (J. S. Bachstiftung St. Gallen)

Author unknown. Movement 1: Christus, der ist mein Leben (Jena, 1609), stanza 1, and Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin (M. Luther, 1524; based on Luke 2, 29–32), stanza 1. Movement 3: Valet will ich dir geben (V. Herberger, date of composition 1613; first printed edition 1614/1615), stanza 1. Movement 7: Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (N. Herman, date of composition 1560; first printed edition 1562), stanza 4
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach St 10 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 95, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/II, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Bach P 444, Faszikel 1 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


persistent ID
Static URL
Export format
Last changed
2024-04-25 : 05:33:38