Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest [1st Leipzig version] BWV 194.3; BWV 194; BC A 91a GND

Trinity Sunday
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 27
Epistel: Römer 11, 33-36
Gospel: Johannes 3, 1-15
S*, S, A, T*, T, B*, B; 3 Ob, Bs, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 04. Juni 1724
First performance on June 4, 1724, as a Trinity Sunday cantata in the first Leipzig version; for the performance, the parts from the organ consecration cantata were used, and additional instrumental parts were created (no further revisions). Subsequent performance on May 20, 1731 (only movements 1–6, see original text print). Another performance after 1750 by W. F. Bach in Halle, possibly with a changed order of movements or in a shortened form (revised original parts)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Link to event)
, Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is adaptation of BWV 194.2 / BC B 31
is part of [Jahrgang 1]
Link to videos:
Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest [1. Leipziger Fassung], BWV 194.3 (Bach Collegium Japan, M. Suzuki)

Author unknown. Movement 6: Treuer Gott, ich muß dir klagen (J. Heermann, 1630), stanzas 6–7. Movement 12: Wach auf, mein Herz, und singe (P. Gerhardt, 1647), stanzas 9–10. Original text print: Leipzig 1731 II, S. [12], only movements 1–6
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 346, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 1 [Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 2 [Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 48, Faszikel 3 [Part(s)]
D-LEb Rara I, 7c [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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