Erschallet, ihr Lieder [Weimar version] BWV 172.1; BWV 172; BC A 81a GND

Whitsun/Pentecost, Weimar Cantatas
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 78 [7]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 51
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 2, 1-13
Gospel: Johannes 14, 23-31
[S solo, A solo, T solo, B solo, S, A, T, B]; Tromba I, II, III, Timpani, [Flauto dolce?], [Oboe?], Fagotto, Violino I, [Violino II], Viola I, Viola II, Violoncello, [Bc/Org]
(unvollständig überliefert, s. u.)

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 20. Mai 1714
Erstaufführung Weimar 20. Mai 1714 in C (Chorton) [= D (hoher Kammerton)]; Wiederaufführung Köthen? 1718–1722 (Schreiber Anon. K 2) in C (Kammerton); Wiederaufführung Leipzig 1721 (Textdruck, s. Schabalina BJ 2008)
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 172/6 (o.I.) ChS
has revision BWV 172.2
has revision BWV 172.3
Weimar version in C major (= choir pitch; standard pitch = D major); about pitch see NBA I/13 (score), p. Vf. This version is not fully reconstructable. The parts of S, A, T, B, violin II, oboe and Basso contino (and perhaps also flute) are lost. Lit.: Dürr St 2, p. 73;
Probably further performance of this version in Köthen between 1717 and 1722.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172.1 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

probably Salomon Franck; mvt. 2: John 14:23; mvt. 6: stanza 4 from ‘Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’ by Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach St 23 [Part(s)]


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