Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd [2nd version] BWV 208.2; BWV 208; BC G 3 GND

Secular cantata
Solo: S I (Diana), S II (Pales), T (Endymion), B (Pan), [S I, S II, T, B,] Corno da caccia I, Corno da caccia II, Recorder I, Recorder II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Taille, Bassono, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Basso continuo (+ Violone grosso)

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 03. August 1742
First performance on August 3, 1742, for the name day of the Saxon Elector Friedrich August II (King August III of Poland); the music is likely largely identical with Weimar versions
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
2nd version for the Weimar court
Text in mvts. 5,6,12 and 15: 'Christian' altered to 'Ernst August'
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd [2. Fassung] BWV 208.2 (Leipziger Universitätschor, Pauliner Barockensemble, D. Timm)

See BWV 208.1; altered compared to the text print by Franck 1716 (author unknown) in movement 1, 5, 8, 12, and 14; text copy by J. Elias Bach in the autograph score of BWV 208.1 (D-B: P 42, fascicle 3). Title: Frolockender Goetter-Streit | bey dem allerhöchsten | Nahmens-Feste | des Allerdurchlauchtigsten und Groß- | mächtigsten | Königs in Pohlen und Chur-Fürsten | zu Sachsen, | in unterthänigster Ehrfurcht aufgeführt | in dem | collegio Musico | durch | J. S. B. | Diana. | Endymion. | Pan. | Pales.
[Joyous Contest of Gods | on the most exalted | Name-Day | of the most illustrious and mighty | King of Poland and Elector | of Saxony, | performed in most humble reverence | in the | musical college | by | J. S. B. | Diana. | Endymion. | Pan. | Pales.]
BWV 208.1:
S. Franck. Transcript of text (unknown hand, Weimar around date of composition 1713): Frolockender Götter Streit | bey | des etc. | Hochfürstlich Geburths Tage | unterthänigst aufgeführt | von etc. | Diana, Endymion, Pan, Pales. [Joyful Struggle of the Gods | at | the etc. | Princely Birthday | most humbly performed | by etc. | Diana, Endymion, Pan, Pales.] (D-B: P 42, Fascicle 3). Text print: Franck 1716, page 436
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 42, Faszikel 3 [Score]


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