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

Genre
Sacred cantata
Designation of a cantata
16th Sunday after Trinity
Scoring
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) (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
Comment
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.

Libretto
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

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 10 [single manuscript, Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 95, Originalstimmen [single manuscript, Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 444, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/II, Faszikel 3 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [collective manuscript, Score]

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2020-08-26 : 04:45:11