Himmelskönig, sei willkommen BWV 182; BC A 53 / A 172 GND

Palm Sunday, Annunciation, Weimar Cantatas, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 76 [8]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 92
Epistel: Philipper 2, 5-11
Gospel: Matthäus 21, 1-9
Psalm: Psalm 92
Epistel: Philipper 2, 5-11
Gospel: Matthäus 21, 1-9
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B, Fl dolce (WA 1728: + Vl I), Vl (WA 1728: Vl II + Ob), Va I/II, Bc (inkl. Vc, Org, WA 1724–1728: Vne)

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 25. März 1714
First performance on March 25, 1714 (Palm Sunday and the Annunciation coincided) as well as two subsequent performances during the Weimar period (1st revision in the original parts; 2nd version without movement 7–8, with a repetition of movement 2 as the conclusion for the performance on the Annunciation); subsequent performance in Leipzig: March 25, 1724 (watermark, scribe J. A. Kuhnau), March 21, 1728 (scribe Anon. IIIb/L 46/L 47) and an undatable later subsequent performance (without movement 7, as indicated by notes in the original parts). Weimar performance in B-flat major (low chamber pitch) [= G major (choir pitch)]; Leipzig performance in G major (chamber pitch)
Early performances
, Weimar (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
is part of BWV diverse [W. Kant.]
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)
Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182 (Stiftsbarock Stuttgart , K. Johannsen)

Presumably Salomo Franck. Movement 3: Psalm 40, verses 8-9. Movement 7: Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod (P. Stockmann, 1633), stanza 33
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 103 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 47 [Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 47a [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XIII, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-Sl Bac 200/35 112-2 [Erstdruck] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 182, K. F. von Kloeden [Score]


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