Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz BWV 138; BC A 132 GND

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 81 [1]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 23
Epistel: Galater 5, 25-26; 6, 1-10
Gospel: Matthäus 6, 24-34
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 05. September 1723
First performance on September 5, 1723. Movement 4 served as the source for the parody in BWV 236/3
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
Movement 4 is model for BWV 236/3.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 138 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Was betrübst du dich, mein Herz (Strasbourg, around 1545), stanzas 1–3 (within movement 1 and 3 as well as movement 6); compilation and free verse (author unknown)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 158 [Score]
Additional sources
[Verschollen Kantatenabschriften, C. v. Winterfeld] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1041 [unknown]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/V, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 191 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 857 [Score]
D-LÜh Mus. A 310 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5909, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5909 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 138, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 298 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 138, J. Fischhof [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 138 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 138 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]


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