Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 177; BC A 103 GND

Fourth Sunday after Trinity, Choral Cantatas copmposed at a later stage
Other catalogues
BR-WFB N 136
Chorale cantata
Psalm: Psalm 112
Epistel: Römer 8, 18-23
Gospel: Lukas 6, 36-42
S*, A*, T*, S, A, T, B; 2 Ob, Ob da cac, Bs, Vl conc, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 06. Juli 1732
First performance on July 6, 1732 (final note of the autograph score: anno 1732); subsequent performance around 1742 (scribe G. H. Noah, watermark organ part). Further performance in Leipzig around 1755 during the interim directorship under C. F. Barth/C. F. Penzel (copies see below); further performance by W. F. Bach in Halle (entries in autograph score)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 2b]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 177/5 ChS
The text was published in 1725, but it is not clear whether it refers to an early version of BWV 177 or to a lost cantata (by Bach or an other composer); cf. NBA I/17.1 KB.
Lit.: Maul, in: BJ 2006.
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

J. Agricola (around 1528). A text print (Leipzig 1725 II, page [3]) preserves the performance of a cantata with identical text; assignment to BWV 177 or another composition is not possible
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 116 [Score]
D-LEb Thomana 177 (Depositum im Bach-Archiv) [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 177, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1049 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/III, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 191 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 958 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 171 [Score]
D-LEb Rara II, 661/2-D [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61, Faszikel 5 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 61 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5918 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 177 (1), Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 177 (2), Stimmen [Part(s)]


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