Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen BWV 215; BC G 21 GND

Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 72 [4]
Secular cantata
Chor I: S*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B Chor II: S, A, T, B, Tr I–III, Timp, Fl trav I/II, Ob I/II, Ob d’am I/II, Vl I/II, Va (auch Violetta), Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 05. Oktober 1734
First performance on October 5, 1734, in Leipzig in front of the “Apelischen Hause” on the market square, commemorating the anniversary of the election of the Saxon Elector Friedrich August II as King August III of Poland in the presence of the electoral family: Gegen 9. Uhr Abends brachten Ihro Majestät die allhiesigen Studirenden eine allerunterthänigste Abend Music mit Trompeten und Paucken, so Hr. Capell-Meister Joh. Sebastian Bach [...] componiret. Wobei 600. Studenten lauter Wachs Fackeln trugen, und 4. Grafen als Marrschälle die Music aufführeten [At around 9 p.m., His Majesty was serenaded by the local students with a most humble evening music featuring trumpets and timpani, composed by Mr. Capell-Meister Johann Sebastian Bach [...]. During this, 600 students carried wax torches, and four counts acted as marshals who performed the music] (Riemer-Chronik, Volume 1, October 5, 1734, page 361f.; see Dok. II Nr. 352, also Nr. 353). The first movement is a parody after BWV 1157/1; the seventh movement served as a parody template for BWV 248.2/47
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215 (J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen)

J. C. Clauder. Autograph Text in D-B: P 139; Original Text Print: Leipzig First Print 1734 III
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Bach P 139 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Bach St 77 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 1159/I, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach P 468, Faszikel 2 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5932 [Score]


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