O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht [1. Fassung] BWV 118.1; BWV 118 / 231‑>; BC B 23a

Motet


Scoring
S, A, T, B, Lituo I, Lituo II, Cornetto, Trombone I, Trombone II, Trombone III ["Lituo/Lituus" = Horn in B?]
Date of origin
1736-1737 (1. Fassung)
relation to other works:
is alternate of BWV 118BC B 23b
Comment
first version with trombones (no string instruments).
2 autograph versions. Performance of the second version (with strings) about 1746/1747.
Lyrics
author unknown
stanza 1 (and probably more stanzas from this traditional funeral hymn) 'Herr (O) Jesus Christ, meins Lebens Licht' (anonym, 1608)
Link to lyrics
Edition
NBA III/1, S. 161 (Konrad Ameln, 1965) – Critical report (1967), S. 181;
BG 24, S.185 (A. Dörffel, 1876)
Original sources
US-PRscheide BWV 118
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 461, Faszikel 3
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1037
D-HAmi Ms. 155 [verschollen]
Verschollen BWV 118 (1), J. G. Hientzsch
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Last changed
2019-03-11 : 07:57:43