Erschallet, ihr Lieder [2nd version] BWV 172.2; BWV 172; BC A 81b GND

Whitsun/Pentecost, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 51
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 2, 1-13
Gospel: Johannes 14, 23-31
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, Fl trav, Ob, Ob d’am, Fag, 2 Vl, 2 Va, Vc, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 28. Mai 1724
First performance on May 28, 1724 in D (high chamber pitch), partial reuse of the Weimaran voice materials (see BWV 172.1)

BWV 172.1:
First performance in Weimar on May 20, 1714 in C major (Chorton) [= D major (high pitch)]; subsequent performance in Köthen? between 1718–1722 (scribe Anon. K 2) in C major (pitch); subsequent performance in Leipzig 1721 (text print, as indicated by Schabalina BJ 2008)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is revision of BWV 172.1 / BC A 81a
relation from other works:
has revision BWV 172.3
1st Leipzig version in D major (standard pitch); about pitch s. NBA I/13 (score), p. Vf.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172.2 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Presumably Salomo Franck. Movement 2: John 14, 23. Movement 6: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (Philipp Nicolai, date of composition 1597/1598; first print 1599), stanza 4. Text print: Leipzig 1721, page [3]
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-LEb Peters Ms. R 1 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]


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