Christmas oratorio BWV 248.2; BWV 248; BC D 7GND

Genre
Oratorio
Designation of a cantata
1st Christmas Day
Scoring
parts 1-6: S solo, A solo, T solo, B solo, S, A, T, B, Violin I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo
part 1: Trumpet I, II, III, Timpani, Traverse flute I, II, Oboe / Oboe d'amore I, II
part 2: Traverse flute I, II, Oboe d'amore I, II, Oboe da caccia I, II
part 3: Trumpet I, II, III, Timpani, Traverse flute I, II, Oboe / Oboe d'amore I, II
part 4: Corno da caccia I, II, Oboe I, II
part 5: Oboe d'amore I, II
part 6: Trumpet I, II, III, Timpani, Oboe / Oboe d'amore I, II

Work history
EZ 1734; Die Erstaufführung hat in der Weihnachtszeit 1734-1735 stattgefunden (siehe autogr. Schlussvermerk in D-B: P 32: "Fine SDGL. I 1734") im Wechsel zwischen den beiden Hauptkirchen St. Nikolai u. St. Thomas:
Aufführungsdatum und Titel der einzelnen Teile:
Teil 1 (25.12.1734 = 1. Weihnachtstag):
---- Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage
Teil 2 (26.12.1734 = 2. Weihnachtstag):
---- Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend
Teil 3 (27.12.1734 = 3. Weihnachtstag):
---- Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
Teil 4 (1.1.1735 = Neujahrstag):
---- Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
Teil 5 (2.1.1735 = Sonntag nach Neujahr):
---- Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
Teil 6 (6.1.1735 = Epiphanias):
---- Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben
Early performances
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relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 248/Choralsätze ChS
has as part BWV 248.2 I
has as part BWV 248.2 II
has as part BWV 248.2 III
has as part BWV 248.2 IV
has as part BWV 248.2 V
has as part BWV 248.2 VI
Comment
Text:
Teil 1-4: Lukas 2, 1 und 2, 3-21;
Teil 5-6: Matthäus 2, 1-12;
Autor der freien Dichtung unbekannt;

Choräle (* = mit Freitext):
Teil 1:
Satz 5: "Wie soll ich dich empfangen" von Paul Gerhardt (1653), Strophe 1;
*Satz 7: "Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ" von Martin Luther (1524), Strophe 6;
Satz 9: "Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her" von Martin Luther (1535), Strophe 13;
Teil 2:
Satz 12: "Ermuntre dich, mein schwacher Geist" von Johann Rist (1641), Strophe 9;
Satz 17: "Schaut, schaut, was ist für Wunder dar" von Paul Gerhardt (1667), Strophe 8;
Satz 23: "Wir Singen dir, Immanuel" von Paul Gerhardt (1656), Strophe 2
Teil 3:
Satz 28: "Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ" von Martin Luther (1524), Strophe 7;
Satz 33: "Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen" von Paul Gerhardt (1653), Strophe 15;
Satz 35: "Laßt Furcht und Pein" von Christoph Runge (1653), Strophe 4
Teil 4:
*Satz 38+40: "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben" von Johann Rist (1642), Strophe 1;
Satz 42: "Hilf, Herr Jesu, laß gelingen" von Johann Rist (1642), Strophe 15
Teil 5:
Satz 46: "Nun, liebe Seel, nun ist es Zeit" von Georg Weissel (1642), Strophe 5;
Satz 53: "Ihr Gestirn, ihr hohlen Lüfte" von Johann Franck (1655), Strophe 9
Teil 6:
Satz 59: "Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier" von Paul Gerhardt (1656), Strophe 1;
Satz 64: "Ihr Christen auserkoren" von Georg Werner (1648), Strophe 4

Libretto
unknown (C. F. Henrici?)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 32 [single manuscript, Score, Sketch]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 I, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 II, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 III, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 IV, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 V, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 VI, Faszikel 1 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-LEb Rara I, 7a [Textdruck] [print, Libretto]
Additional sources
D-NBss Mus. ms. 198 [unknown, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 33 [single manuscript, Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 186 I-VI [single manuscript, Score]
D-Bsa SA 18 [single manuscript, Part(s)]
D-Bsa N. Mus. SA 3 [single manuscript, Part(s)]
D-HER Mus. P 1:76 [single manuscript, Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 69 [single manuscript, Score]
PL-Wu RM 5944 [single manuscript, Score]
Verschollen BWV 248, Breitkopf [single manuscript, Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 248, F. Hauser [single manuscript, Score]
Verschollen BWV 248, C. F. G. Schwencke [identisch mit F-Pn Pc D. 551 (?)] [single manuscript, Score]
Verschollen BWV 248, J. Traeg [single manuscript, Score]
CZ-Pu 59 R 14 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score and part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 I, Faszikel 2 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 II, Faszikel 2 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 III, Faszikel 2 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 IV, Faszikel 2 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 V, Faszikel 2 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 112 VI, Faszikel 2 [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Part(s)]
F-Pn D-551 (1) [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
F-Pn D-551 (2) [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
F-Pn D-551 (3) [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
F-Pn D-551 (4) [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
F-Pn D-551 (5) [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
F-Pn D-551 (6) [single manuscript within composite manuscript, Score]
F-Pn D-551 (1–6) [Konvolut] [composite manuscript, Score]
D-WRha Mus.ms. B 138 [collective manuscript, Score]

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