Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen BWV 123; BC A 28 GND

Epiphany, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 8
Epistel: Jesaja 60, 1-6
Gospel: Matthäus 2, 1-12
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Fl trav, 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 06. Januar 1725
First performance on January 6, 1725
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 123/6 ChS
Link to videos:
Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123 (Amsterdam Baroque)

A. Fritsch (1679), stanza 1 and 6 kept literally (movement 1 and 6), stanzas 2–5 (movement 2–5) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach St 395, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 123 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
PL-Kj Bach P 875 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B Bach St 395, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 123, H. G. Nägeli [1] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 123, H. G. Nägeli [2] [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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