Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 121; BC A 13 GND

Second Day of Christmas, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Genre
Chorale cantata
Proper
Psalm: Psalm 98
Epistel: Titus, 4-7
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 6, 8-15; 7, 1-2 und 55-60
Gospel: Lukas 2, 15-20
Gospel: Matthäus 23, 34-39
Week song: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
Scoring
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Cto, 3 Tbne, Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 26. Dezember 1724
First performance on December 26, 1724
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg. a]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 121/6 ChS
Link to videos:
Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Libretto
M. Luther (1524, based on the hymn A solis ortus cardine), stanza 1 and 8 kept literally (movement 1 and 6), stanza 2–7 (movement 2–5) reworked (author unknown). Printed text: Birkmann 1728, page 11
Link to lyrics
Chorale

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 390, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 121 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
PL-Kj Mus.ms. Bach P 867 [Score]
edition essential source
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 172 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 390, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-HAmi Ms. 158 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 121, H. G. Nägeli [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]

Edition

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2023-08-23 : 09:26:46