Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein BWV 128; BC A 76 GND

Ascension Day, Cantata Cycle II (1724/1725)
Other catalogues
BR-WFB N 130
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 32
Psalm: Psalm 68
Psalm: Psalm 74
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 1, 1-11
Gospel: Markus 16, 14-20
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Tr, 2 Cr, 2 Ob, 2 Ob d’am, Ob da cac, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 10. Mai 1725
First performance on May 10, 1725; subsequent performance after 1750 by W. F. Bach in Halle (notations in autograph score). Perhaps the melody sketch in the autograph score of BWV 79 (D-B: P 89) was originally intended for an aria of BWV 128 (NBA Suppl., page 142, P. Wollny, 2011)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2]
Link to videos:
Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein, BWV 128 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

C. M. von Ziegler. Movement 1: Stanza 1 of the identically named song by E. Sonnemann (1661, after J. Wegelin, 1636). Movement 5: O Jesu, meine Lust (M. Avenarius, 1673), Stanza 4. Printed text: Ziegler 1728, page 255 (Textual variations compared to Bach’s setting)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach P 892 [Part(s)]
D-B Bach St 158 [Part(s)]
GB-Ob MS. Mus. b. 622 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 128, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/VIII, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Bach P 441, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B 10072-4 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5921 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 128 (1), J. Müller [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 128, Partitur [Score]


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