Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata) BWV 211; BC G 48 GND

Various occasions
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 70 [5]
Secular cantata
S* (Liesgen), T* (Erzähler), B* (Schlendrian), Fl trav, 2 Vl, Va, Cemb, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
Mitte 1734
Date of composition mid-1734. Subsequent performance by C. P. E. Bach in Frankfurt/Oder from 1734 to 1738 (part-setting); further performance possibly on April 7, 1739, in Frankfurt/Main by an unknown musician (Dok V Nr. 442a; or another composition with the same text)
Early performances
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in Frankfurt/Main
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Kaffee-Kantate), BWV 211 (Netherlands Bach Society)

C. F. Henrici. Text print: Picander first print 1732, page 564 (Über den Caffe, movement 1–8). Author of movement 9–10 unknown (Henrici?)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach P 141 [Score, Sketch]
A-Wn SA.67.B.32 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
A-Wn SA.67.B.32 1 Mus A/Bach, J. S./1 [Score]
D-B Bach P 142 [Score]
D-B Bach P 854 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1053 [Score]
D-LEm Becker III.3.5 [Erstdruck] [Score]
D-LEm Becker III.3.6 [Druck] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 211, C. S. Gähler [Score]
Verschollen BWV 211, J. C. L. Kittel (identisch mit D-B Bach P 142) [Score]
Verschollen BWV 211 (2), Dehn [Score]
D-B Bach St 81 [Part(s)]
D-B Bach St 635 [Part(s)]


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