Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen (Dramma per musica) BWV 213; BC G 18 GND

Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 72 [5]
Secular cantata
S* (Wollust), A* (Hercules), A* (Echo), T* (Tugend), B* (Mercur), S, A, T, B, Cor da caccia I/II, Ob I/II, Ob d’am, Vl I/II, Va I/II, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 05. September 1733
First performance on September 5, 1733, by the Bach Collegium Musicum in Gottfried Zimmermann’s garden venue to celebrate the birthday of the Saxon Electoral Prince Friedrich Christian: Morgen [...] mit einer solennen Musick von Nachmittag 4. bis 6. Uhr [Morning [...] with solemn music from 4 to 6 p.m.] (Leipziger Zeitungen, Beilage, 4. September 1733; see Dok. II Nr. 337). Movement 13 is based on BWV 184.1/6, and Movement 5 possibly on BWV 1157/7. Movements 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 serve as the parody template for BWV 248.2/36, 19, 39, 41, 4, and 29
Early performances
, Leipzig, Kaffeehaus Gottfried Zimmermanns (Collegium Musicum) (Premiere) (Link to event)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen (Dramma per musica), BWV 213 (Amsterdam Baroque, T. Koopman)

C. F. Henrici. Text print: Picander 1737, page 22
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach P 125 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Bach St 65 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-DS Mus. ms. 1313 [Score]


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