Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 190.1; BWV 190; BC A 21 GND

New Year's Day (Feast of the Circumcision of Christ), Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 34
Epistel: Galater 3, 23-29
Gospel: Lukas 2, 21
A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, 3 Ob, Ob d’am, Bs, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 01. Januar 1724
First performance on January 1, 1724; subsequent performance around 1736–1740 (autograph revision of the parts). Movements 1–2 are incompletely preserved (all brass and woodwind parts, timpani, and basso continuo are missing)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [1. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 190/7 (o.I.) ChS
has revision BWV 190.2
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 190.1 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

Author unknown. Movement 1: Psalm 149, 1, and Psalm 150, 4 and 6, Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Germanized Te Deum, M. Luther, 1529), lines 1 and 2. The same lines within Movement 2. Movement 7: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset (J. Hermann, 1593), stanza 2. Text print Döbeln 1736
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach P 127 [Score]
D-B Bach St 88 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/VII, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/XIV, Faszikel 7 [Score]
D-B Bach P 150 [Score]
D-B Bach P 458, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Bach P 463, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5922 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5930 [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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