O! angenehme Melodei (fragment) BWV 210.1; BWV 210a; BC [G 29] GND

Secular cantata
setting probably similar to BWV 210: S solo, Traverse flute, Oboe d'amore, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 12. Januar 1729
First performance on January 12, 1729, in Leipzig in honor of Duke Christian of Weißenfels, who attended the New Year’s Mass (Tiggemann BJ 1994). Only the soprano part is preserved (likely for A. M. Bach as the singer, see original source). Movements 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 correspond with minor text corrections to BWV 210.2. The autograph text corrections and additions in A. M. Bach’s soprano part refer to two further performances: subsequent performance before 1740–1741 for Flemming (likely Joachim Friedrich Reichsgraf von Flemming, the Governor of Leipzig); not datable subsequent performance for unknown “werte Gönner, die denen Künsten beistehen” (text of Movement 8)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
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O! angenehme Melodei (Fragment) BWV 210.1 (Deutsche Hofmusik, A. Grychtolik)

Author unknown. Original text print: Leipzig 1729 I
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Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 76 [Part(s)]
PL-Kj Mus.ms. Bach St 72 [Part(s)]

Tiggemann BJ 1994

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