O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad BWV 165; BC A 90 GND

Trinity Sunday, Weimar Cantatas, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 27
Epistel: Römer 11, 33-36
Gospel: Johannes 3, 1-15
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; Fag, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 16. Juni 1715
Erstaufführung 26. August 1725
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
The original parts and the original score (and copies of those) of the first performance in Weimar are lost. A second performance in Leipzig is assumed for June 4, 1724. For this performance a copy of the material is preserved.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165 (J. S. Bachstiftung St. Gallen)
O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, K. Johannsen)

Salomon Franck (Weimar 1715); mvt. 6: stanza 5 from 'Nun lasst uns Gott dem Herren' by Ludwig Helmbold (1575)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Am.B 105 [Score]
Additional sources
D-WRz S 6:30 [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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