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
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, 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 444, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/II, Faszikel 3 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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