Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott BWV 127; BC A 49 GND

unday next before Lent/Quinquagesima Sunday/Estomihi, Choral Cantatas in the Second Leipzig Cantata Cycle
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 31
Epistel: 1. Korinther 13, 1-13
Gospel: Lukas 18, 31-43
S*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Tr, 2 Fl dolce, 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 11. Februar 1725
First performance on February 11, 1725. Revision of movement 1 in Passion Pasticcio after C. H. Graun (see BWV 1167/19)
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 127/5 ChS
The first movement was transposed to E-flat major and reused in the Passion pasticcio "Wer ist der, so von Edom kömmt" (-> BC D 10/1, BWV 1088). Lit.: J. W. Grubbs, in: BJ 1965, p. 25f.; A. Dürr, in: BJ 1988, p. 205-209
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott, BWV 127 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

P. Eber (date of composition 1557; first print 1560), stanza 1 and 8 kept literally (movement 1 and 5), stanzas 2–7 (movement 2–4) reworked (author unknown)
Link to lyrics
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 872 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 393 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Thomana 127 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 127, Originalstimme (Tromba) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
Verschollen BWV 127, H. G. Nägeli [1] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 127, H. G. Nägeli [2] [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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