Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden BWV 47; BC A 141 GND

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle III (1725-1727)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 50
Epistel: Epheser 4, 1-6
Gospel: Lukas 14, 1-11
Sopran solo, Bass solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Oboe I, Oboe II, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Orgel obligato (Wiederaufführung: Violine solo), Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 13. Oktober 1726
First performance on October 13, 1726. It was performed again around 1736–1740, during which some autograph revisions and additions were made to the fourth movement. Another performance took place around 1742, and a handwritten note indicated that movement 2 should feature a violin solo instead of the obligato organ part
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 47/5 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author Libretto
Helbig, Johann Friedrich (1680–1722)
Johann Friedrich Helbig. Movement 1: Luke 14, 11. Movement 5: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz (author unknown, Strasbourg around 1545), stanza 11. Printed text: Helbig 1720, page 114
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Author Chorale
unknown author
Bible verse
Other printed librettos

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 163 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 104 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Am.B 33-35, Faszikel 3 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 62, Faszikel 3 [Score]
GB-Ob MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 62 [Konvolut] [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 47, Stimmen [Part(s)]


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