Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem BWV 159; BC A 50 GND

unday next before Lent/Quinquagesima Sunday/Estomihi, Musical settings of texts by Picander (1727-1729 and later)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 31
Epistel: 1. Korinther 13, 1-13
Gospel: Lukas 18, 31-43
S*, A*, T*, B* (Jesus), S, A, T, B; Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
First performance on February 27, 1729 (or possibly earlier, see Blanken BJ 2015)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 4]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 159/5 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Henrici, Christian Friedrich, genannt Picander (1700–1764)
C. F. Henrici. Movement 1 makes use of Luke 18, 31. In movement 2: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (P. Gerhardt, 1656), stanza 6. Movement 4 includes a quote from John 19, 30. Movement 5: Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod (P. Stockmann, 1633), stanza 33. Text prints: Picander 1728, page 106; Picander 1732, page 111
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Author Chorale
Gerhardt, Paul (1607-1676)
Stockmann, Paul (1603-1636)

Original sources
D-B Bach P 1048 [Score]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 462, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/XVI, Faszikel 9 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5930 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-B Bach St 633 [Part(s)]

Blanken BJ 2015

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