Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn BWV 132; BC A 6 GND

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Weimar Cantatas
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 24
Epistel: Philipper 4, 4-7
Gospel: Johannes 1, 19-28
Sopran solo, Alt solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe, Fagotto, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Violoncello, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 22. Dezember 1715
First performance on December 22, 1715 (as indicated by the autograph date). The performance was in C major (low chamber pitch) [= A major (high chamber pitch)]. Subsequent performance (Köthen?) featured more varied Basso continuo instrumentation in the third movement
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
Schlusschoral (→ Text) nicht erhalten, vermutlich auf verlorenem Zusatzblatt notiert.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, BWV 132 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
Franck, Salomon (1659–1725)
S. Franck. Printed text: Franck 1715, page 8; includes as movement 6 Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn (E. Creutziger, 1524), stanza 5; Zerbst 1725/1726
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Creutziger, Elisabeth (um 1505–1535)

Original sources
D-B Bach P 60 [Score]
D-B Bach St 5 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/XI, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 443, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 861 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913, Faszikel 1 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5913 [Konvolut] [Score]


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