Vergnügte Pleißen-Stadt (fragment) BWV 216.1; BWV 216; BC G 43 GND

Wedding celebrations
Secular cantata
Erhaltene Stimmen: S* (Neiße), A* (Pleiße)

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 07. Februar 1728
English translation:
First performance on February 5, 1728, in Leipzig at the “Schellhafer House” for the wedding of the merchant Johann Heinrich Wolff (from Leipzig on the Pleiße River) with Susanna Regina Hempel (from Zittau on the Neiße River). Movement 3 is a parody of BWV 204/8, and Movement 7 is a parody of BWV 205.1/13. Preserved incompletely
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
Link to videos:
Vergnügte Pleißen-Stadt (Fragment) BWV 216.1, Fragment (Bach Concertino Osaka, J. Rifkin)

C. F. Henrici. Text print: Picander 1729, page 379
Link to lyrics

Original sources
J-Tk (o. Sign.) BWV 216 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
A-GÖ Mus. Ms. 4023 [Score, Libretto]


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