Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen BWV 66.3; BWV 66; BC A 56 GND

Monday of Easter Week, Cantata Cycle I (1723/1724)
Other catalogues
NV 1790, S. 76 [11]
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 62
Epistel: Apostelgeschichte 10, 34-41
Gospel: Lukas 24, 13-35
A* (Furcht), T* (Hoffnung), B*, S, A, T, B, Tr (ad lib.), Ob I/II, Bs, Vl I/II, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 26. März 1731
First performance on April 11, 1735? (as evidenced by the watermark on pages 1–8 of the autograph score); a new version of the score was made due to the expansion of Duet No. 1 into a 4-part choral movement (compare with movement 1 in the Easter Oratorio BWV 249.5) and revisions to the recitatives (compare with BWV 134.3)
Early performances
, Leipzig, St. Nicholas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
, Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is revision of BWV 66.2 / BC A 56
is part of BWV diverse [Jg. 1]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 66.3/6 ChS
Link to videos:
Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66.3 (J. S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen)

Author unknown. Movements 1–5 reworked from movement 8 and 1–4 of BWV 66.1. Movement 6: Christ ist erstanden (medieval), stanza 3. Original text prints: Leipzig 1724 II, page [6], and Leipzig 1731 I, page [7]
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Original sources
D-B Bach P 73 [Score]
D-LEb Rara I, 7b [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 447, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Bach P 1159/IX, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-WRu 60003 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen BWV 66/4-6, F. Hauser [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 66, Stimmen [Part(s)]

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