Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

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?]
relation to other works:
is alternate of BWV 118BC B 23b
Comment
EZ 1736-1737 (1. Fassung); 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) –
Sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 461, Faszikel 3
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1037
D-HAmi Ms. 155 [verschollen]
US-PRscheide BWV 118 [Original source]
Verschollen BWV 118 (1), J. G. Hientzsch
Static URL
https://www.bach-digital.de/receive/BachDigitalWork_work_00000143 [XML] [MEI] [JSON-LD]
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Last changed
2018-07-27 : 02:57:45