Komm, du süße Todesstunde BWV 161; BWV 161 Fassung A/B; BC A 135a/bGND

Genre
Sacred cantata
Designation of a cantata
16th Sunday after Trinity
Scoring
A*, T*, S, A, T, B; 2 Fl dolce, 2 Vl, Va, Org obl, Bc

Date of origin
vor dem 27. September 1716
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 161/6 (o.I.) ChS
is adapted in BWV 161 [Leipziger Fassung]
Comment
For dating of 1. version (= Weimar version) s. Lit.: Dürr St 2, p. 65; A. Glöckner, in: BJ 1985, p. 159-64; A. Dürr, in: BJ 1987, p. 151-157; K. Hofmann, in BJ 1993, p. 1-22.
There is different opinion (performing in 1715, during the official period of mourning). s. W. W. Cowdery: "The Early Vocal Works of Johann Sebastian Bach", Diss. Cornell-University, Ithaca/New York 1989, p. 83-90 [s. K. Hofmann, in: BJ 1993, p. 22 (fn. 38)]

Libretto
Salomon Franck (1715); mvt. 6: stanza 4 from 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen' by Christoph Knoll (1611), stanza 1 of the same hymn included in the later set of parts within mvt. 1; libretto printing: Birkmann 1728
Link to lyrics

Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 49, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 124 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 458, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 474 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XV, Faszikel 9 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 61 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5928 [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 161 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen BWV 161, Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Score and part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 469 [Part(s)]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 161 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 161, E. Prieger [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 161 [Arrangement], Kaiserin Augusta-Gymnasium (Berlin) [Part(s)]
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck] [Libretto]

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