Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe BWV 156; BC A 38 GND

Third Sunday of Epiphany, Musical settings of texts by Picander (1727-1729 and later)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 13
Epistel: Römer 12, 17-21
Gospel: Matthäus 8, 1-13
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 26.01.1727
First performance on January 26, 1727 or January 23, 1729. The first movement shares a common (lost) concert template with BWV 1056/2
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
oder erst 1729?
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 4]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 156/6 ChS
The sinfonia is based on BWV 1056/2.
Link to videos:
Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156 (Netherlands Bach Society)

C. F. Henrici. Movement 2 uses Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt (J. H. Schein, 1628), stanza 1. Movement 6: Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir (K. Bienemann, date of composition 1574; first print 1582), stanza 1. Text prints: Picander 1728, page 91; Picander 1732, page 100
Link to lyrics

edition essential source
D-LEb Thomana 156 [nach 1750] (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XV, Faszikel 5 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 117 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 456, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 167 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151, Faszikel 10 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. Don. c. 151 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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