Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir BWV 131; BC B 25 GND

Psalm cantatas, Mühlhausen Cantatas
Sacred cantata
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Ob, Fag, Vl, 2 Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
Date of composition 1707; in G minor (Chorton) = A minor (high chamber pitch). Occasion unknown, perhaps for a penitential service following the Mühlhausen city fire of 1707 (as evidenced by Dürr K 1995)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [M. Kant.]
relation from other works:
has arrangement in BWV 131a / Anh. II 42->
Probably this is the oldest (preserved) cantata by J. S. Bach. It was commissioned by G. C. Eilmar, pastor at St Marien (St Mary) in Mühlhausen; Lit.: Dürr K, p. 848ff.; Rathey, in: BJ 2006
Compilation of the text eventually by Bach or by G. C. Eilmar.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Psalm 130, with movements 2 and 4 including: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (B. Ringwaldt, 1588), stanzas 2 and 5
Link to lyrics

Original sources
US-NYkallir (o. Sign.) BWV 131 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B 10072-5 [Score]
D-BNu Ec 9.3 [Score]
D-B Bach P 49, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 56 [Score]
D-B Bach P 442, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Bach P 473 [Score]
D-B Bach P 851 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VIII, Faszikel 9 [Score]
D-F Mus Hs 148 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 162 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 62 [Konvolut] [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 62, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5933 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 131, E. Prieger [Score]
Verschollen BWV 131, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 293 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 131, K. Zulehner [Score]
Verschollen BWV 131 (3), J. G. Hientzsch [Score]
[Katalog (Angebotliste) Zulehner 1812] [Score]
F-Pn VM1-2908 [Score and part(s)]

Dürr K, S. 848ff.; Rathey, in: BJ 2006

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