Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott BWV 139; BC A 159

Chorale cantata (23rd Sunday after Trinity)


Scoring
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Ob d’am I/II, Vl I/II, Vl picc? (WA Vl I), Va, Bc.
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation to other works:
 BWVBC F
Comment
EZ vor dem 12. November 1724; The 2nd movement is incomplete (a second obligatory instrument is missing), s. W. H. Scheide, in: Bach-Studien 5, p. 123ff. and A. Dürr, in: BJ 1960, p. 41f.
Presumably the 4th movement was originally composed for violoncello piccolo instead of violin. The setting was changed on the occasion of a late performance (about 1744/1747).
Lyrics
Johann Christoph Rube (1692); stanzas 2-4 (mvts. 2, 4 and 5) reworked, mvt. 3: unknown author;
libretto printing: Leipzig 1724 IV until 1919 in RF SPsc (s. W. Hobohm, in: BJ 1973, S.7)
Link to lyrics
Edition
NBA I/26, S. 97 (Andreas Glöckner, 1994) – Critical report (1995), S. 89;
BG 28, S.225 (W. Rust, 1881) –
Sources
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : A 16 a-d
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : A 16 b2
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 3, Faszikel 1
CH-Zz Ms.Car XV 244 (32) : B 10
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 170
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 466, Faszikel 5
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 856
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/V, Faszikel 6
D-LEb Thomana 139 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Original source]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 62 [Konvolut]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 62, Faszikel 9
PL-Wu RM 5910 [Konvolut]
PL-Wu RM 5910, Faszikel 5
Verschollen BWV 139, Originalstimmen [Original source]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 139, Stimmen
Verschollen BWV 139, H. G. Nägeli [1]
Verschollen BWV 139, H. G. Nägeli [2]
Static URL
https://www.bach-digital.de/receive/BachDigitalWork_work_00000171 [XML] [MEI] [JSON-LD]
gnd
300008333
Last changed
2018-07-09 : 04:17:50