O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht [2. Fassung] BWV 118.2; BWV 118 / 231‑>; BC B 23b GND

Funeral Service, without assignment
S, A, T, B, Lituo I, Lituo II, Oboe I (ad libitum), Oboe II (ad libitum), Taille (ad libitum), Bassoon (ad libitum), Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Basso continuo

Date of origin, Work history
um 1746/1747 (2. Fassung)
Date of composition around 1746–1747. Changed instrumentation suggests a church performance. Original source: autograph score, clean copy (private ownership). Header title: Motetto. à 4 Voci. 2 Litui. 2 Violini, Viola, 3 Oboe e Baßono se piace | e Basso continuo – B[ach]
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [o.Jg.]
relation from other works:
has alternate BWV 118.1
Link to videos:
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118.2 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Herr Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht (anonymous, 1608; presumably M. Behm 1610), stanza 1 (and presumably additional stanzas of the traditional death choral)
Link to lyrics

Original sources
Privatbesitz Nachlass A. Wilhelm (CH-Basel), BWV 118 [Score]
Additional sources
[Katalog (Angebotliste) Zulehner 1812] [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1007 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1037 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 461, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 475 [Score]
D-HAmi Ms. 155 [verschollen] [Score]
PL-Wu RM 5935 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 118, K. Zulehner [Score]
Verschollen BWV 118 (1), J. G. Hientzsch [Score]


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