Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin BWV 125; BC A 168 GND

Feast of the Purification of the Virgin/Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 12
Epistel: Maleachi 3, 1-4
Gospel: Lukas 2, 22-32
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Cr, Fl trav, Ob, Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 02. Februar 1725
First performance on February 2, 1725; subsequent performance in the second half of the 1730s (autograph additions in parts); further performance after 1756 under J. F. Doles in Leipzig (Basso continuo duplicate, see below)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [2. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2a]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
unknown author
M. Luther (1524, according to Luke 2, 29–32), stanza 1 and 4 (movement 1 and 6), stanza 2 (within movement 3) kept literally, stanza 2–3 (movement 2–5) reworked or expanded (author unknown)
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
Bible verse

Original sources
D-B Bach St 384, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 125, Faszikel 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
A-Sd MN 102, Faszikel 4 [Score]
A-Wn Mus. Hs. 15535 [Score]
A-Wst MH 10947/c [Score]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 11, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Mus. 11475/1 [Erstdruck] [Score]
D-B Bach P 50, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 131 [Score]
D-B Bach P 460, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1032 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 159 [Score]
F-Pn D-564 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5908 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5908, Faszikel 4 [Score]
RUS-KAu Mus. ms. Gotthold 23041 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 125, H. G. Nägeli [Score]
Verschollen BWV 125, E. Prieger [Score]
Verschollen BWV 125, J. Traeg [Score]
Verschollen BWV 125, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 302 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 125 (3), F. C. Griepenkerl [Score]
Verschollen BWV 125 (6), Hoffmeister & Kühnel [Score]
[Verschollen Kantatenabschriften, C. v. Winterfeld] [Score]
[Verschollen, Stammhandschriften der Kantaten, J. Traeg] [Score]
A-KR D 13/17 [Part(s)]
A-Wa 200 [Part(s)]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 11, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-B Bach St 384, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 125, Faszikel 2 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 125, Stimmen [Part(s)]
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 264 (241) : 12 [Particella]


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