Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren BWV 154; BC A 29 GND

First Sunday of Epiphany, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 75 [5]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 121
Epistel: Römer 12, 1-6
Gospel: Lukas 2, 41-52
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob, 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Cemb, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 09. Januar 1724
First performance on January 9, 1724 (as indicated by the autograph date); subsequent performance around 1736–1737? (as evidenced by the watermark on the title page of the score copy). Date of composition (of parts?) before 1724 is possible
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 154/3 ChS
is adapted in BWV 154/8 ChS
Link to videos:
Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren, BWV 154 (La Petite Bande, S. Kuijken))

Author unknown. Movement 3: Jesu, meiner Seelen Wonne (M. Jahn, 1661), stanza 2. Movement 5: Luke 2, 49. Movement 6: after Song of Solomon 2, 8; Movement 8: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht (C. Keymann, 1658), stanza 6 (but with the opening line from stanza 1 of the hymn)
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Original sources
D-B Bach P 130 [Score]
D-B Bach St 70 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 154, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Am.B 44, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Am.B 44 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-Bhm RH 1118 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/XVI, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 459, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-WRu 60008 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen BWV 154, Breitkopf [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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