Unser Mund sei voll Lachens BWV 110; BC A 10 GND

Christmas Day, Cantata Cycle III (1725-1727)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 92
Epistel: Titus 2, Vers 11–14
Epistel: Jesaja 9, Vers 2–7
Gospel: Lukas 2, Vers 1–14
Week song: Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ (M. Luther 1524)
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Tromba I, Tromba II, Tromba III, Tromba da tirarsi, Timpani, Flauto traverso I, Flauto traverso II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Oboe III, Oboe d'amore, Oboe da caccia, Bassono, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo (Wiederaufführung: Verstärkung des Vokalchors durch Ripienstimmen)

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 25. Dezember 1725
First performance on December 25, 1725; subsequent performance around 1728–1731 (watermark, autograph handwriting styles for the Ripieno parts), further performances not datable (Basso continuo part by Anon. L 150/L 151 possibly only after 1750). Movement 1 uses the orchestral setting of BWV 1069/1, while Movement 5 is a parody of Virga Jesse floruit BWV 243.1, insert movement D
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 110/7 ChS
Link to videos:
Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV 110 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Lehms, Georg Christian (1684–1717)
G. C. Lehms. Movement 1 is based on Psalm 126, verses 2–3. Movement 3 is from Jeremiah 10, verse 6. Movement 5 is from Luke 2, verse 14. Movement 7 is based on the hymn Wir Christenleut by C. Füger from the year 1592, stanza 5. The printed text can be found in a publication by Lehms from the year 1711, volume I, on page 5
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 153 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 92 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
[Verschollen Kantatenabschriften, C. v. Winterfeld] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/VII, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 463, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913 [Konvolut] [Score]
US-NYpm B 1184. C229 (MA 9) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 110, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 310 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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