Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft (Dramma per musica) BWV 205.1; BWV 205; BC G 36 GND

For the University
Secular cantata
S* (Pallas), A* (Pomona), T* (Zephyrus), B* (Aeolus), S, A, T, B, Tr I–III, Timp, Cor da caccia I/II, Fl trav I/II, Ob I/II, Ob d’am, Vl I/II, Va, Va d’am, Vdg, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 03. August 1725
First performance on August 3, 1725, for the name day of Leipzig University lecturer Dr. August Friedrich Müller. Used as a parody template for BWV 205.2. Further individual borrowings (parodies): Movement 9 was reused in BWV 171/4, and Movement 13 in BWV 216.1/7
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
Parts of the music were reused in BWV 205a, BWV 171 and BWV 216.
Link to videos:
Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft (Dramma per musica), BWV 205.1 (Deutsche Hofmusik, A. Grychtolik

C. F. Henrici. Text print: Picander 1727 I, page 146 (Auf Herr D. A. F. M. Nahmens- | Tag, in Leipzig den 3. Augusti | 1725. | Der zufrieden-gestellte Aeolus. [The Contented Aeolus] | Drama per Musica)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 173 [Score, Sketch]


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