Der Friede sei mit dir BWV 158; BC A 61 / A 171 GND

Tuesday of Easter Week, without assignment
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 16
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 13, 26-33
Gospel: Lukas 24, 36-47
S*, B*, S, A, T, B; Ob, Vl*, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
Leipziger Zeit (ca. 1725 oder später); früheste Quelle ca. 1735 (Choralabschrift J. L. Dietel)
Date of composition unknown, presumably Leipzig (before 1734/35, see Choral in the Dietel collection); the cantata may possibly be based on an unknown earlier work (see text). The exclusively posthumous preservation also mentions the Feast of the Purification of Mary as the cantata’s intended purpose
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 158/4 ChS
Perhaps this cantata is incomplete and an arrangement of a cantata for Purification Day (fragment of the score, D B Mus. ms. Bach P 1047); Lit.: NBA, KB I/10, p. 167-169.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author unknown. Perhaps composed of two heterogeneous parts; Movements 2–3: originally intended for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; Movement 2 utilizes Welt, ade, ich bin dein müde (J. G. Albinus, date of composition 1649; first print 1652), stanza 1. Movement 4: Christ lag in Todes Banden (M. Luther, 1524), stanza 5
Link to lyrics

edition essential source
D-B Bach P 1047 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/II, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 444, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach St 634 [Part(s)]
D-B 10072-10 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 168 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5930 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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