Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm BWV 171; BC A 24 GND

New Year's Day (Feast of the Circumcision of Christ), Musical settings of texts by Picander (1727-1729 and later)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 34
Epistel: Galater 3, 23-29
Gospel: Lukas 2, 21
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 01. Januar 1729
First performance on January 1, 1729 (or around 1736–1737). Movement 1 is based on an unknown template and was later parodied in BWV 232, fourth movement, Part II, Section 2. Movement 4 is a parody of BWV 205/9
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 4]
Three movements are proved to be parodies.
Link to videos:
Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

C. F. Henrici. Movement 1: Psalm 48, 11. Movement 6: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset (J. Hermann, 1593), stanza 2. Text prints: Picander 1728, page 81; Picander 1732, page 92
Link to lyrics

Original sources
US-NYpm B 1184. G685 [Robert Owen Lehman Collection, BWV 171] (Depositum) [Score]
Additional sources
D-B Am.B 10-11, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/VI, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Bach P 453, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 94 [Score]
D-B Bach St 39 [Part(s)]
D-DS Mus. ms. 1312 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5928 [Score]


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