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


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
um 1746/1747 (2. Fassung)
relation from other works:
has alternate BWV 118.1
second version with strings (about 1746/1747).
author unknown, stanza 1 (and probably more stanzas from this traditional funeral hymn) 'Herr (O) Jesus Christ, meins Lebens Licht' (anonym, 1608)
Link to lyrics
NBA III/1, S. 169 (Konrad Ameln, 1965) – Critical report (1967), S. 181
Original sources
Privatbesitz Nachlass A. Wilhelm (CH-Basel), BWV 118
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 461, Faszikel 3
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 475
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1007
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1037
D-HAmi Ms. 155 [verschollen]
PL-Wu RM 5935
Verschollen BWV 118, K. Zulehner
Verschollen BWV 118 (1), J. G. Hientzsch
[Katalog (Angebotliste) Zulehner 1812]
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2019-03-11 : 07:58:17