Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut BWV 173.2; BWV 173; BC A 85 GND

Whit Monday, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 78 [9
Sacred cantata
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 2 Fl trav, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
unbekannt, um 1724?
First performance on May 29, 1724? (Preservation of the autograph score within the 1st Leipzig Cantata Cycle); subsequent performance on June 2, 1727 (copy by Christian Gottlob Meißner; original text print); further performance on May 14, 1731 (original text print). Parody of BWV 173.1 (except for movements 6-7). In the autograph score of BWV 173.1 (D-B: P 42, Fascicle 2), Bach himself inserted the spiritual contrafactum for the Pentecost cantata in the first movement
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
(vermutete EA)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is adaptation of BWV 173.1 / BC G 9
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
Based on BWV 173.1 ("Durchlauchtster Leopold"); Lit.: T. Schabalina, in: BJ 2008, p. 68-71 (discovery of a printed libretto, dating)
Link to videos:
Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut, BWV 173.2 (J. S. Bach Stuftung St. Gallen)

Author unknown (Parody after BWV 173.1). Original text prints: Leipzig 1727 III, page [5] and Leipzig 1731 II, page [6]
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Original lyrics
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck]

Original sources
D-B Bach P 42, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach P 74 [Score]
D-LEb Rara I, 7c [Textdruck] [Libretto]
RUS-SPsc [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/X, Faszikel 6 [Score]
D-B Bach P 448, Faszikel 1 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5924 [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 173 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 173 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]

T. Schabalina, in: BJ 2008, S. 68-71 (Textfund, Datierung)

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