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Performance Dates of Bach’s Vocal Works

Years: 1704-1707 | 1707-1708 | 1709 | 1710 |
1711 | 1712 | 1713 | 1714 | 1715 | 1716 | 1717 | 1718 | 1719 | 1720 |
1721 | 1722 | 1723 | 1724 | 1725 | 1726 | 1727 | 1728 | 1729 | 1730 |
1731 | 1732 | 1733 | 1734 | 1735 | 1736 | 1737 | 1738 | 1739 | 1740 |
1741 | 1742 | 1743 | 1744 | 1745 | 1746 | 1747 | 1748 | 1749 | 1750
Unknown Years: Weimar Period | Köthen Period | Leipzig Period | Unknown Period
Explanation | Comments | Sources | Notes
Sundays and Holidays in the Lifetime of J.S. Bach
Events in German/English and the correponding Bach's works

 

Date

Event / Place

BWV

Title

Remarks

1704-1707

[Arnstadt?]

     

1704-1707 ? or 1708-1710

Penitential Service

150

Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich

1st performance

         

1707-1708

[Mühlhausen]

     

1707-1708

Penitential Service

131

Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

1st performance

Aug 10, 1707 ?

Funeral

106

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

1st performance

1707-1708?

Easter Sunday

4

Christ lag in Todesbanden

1st performance

1707-1708?

Unknown occasion

223

Meine Seele soll Gott loben

Fragment

Feb 4, 1708

Town Council Inauguration

71

Gott ist mein König

1st performance

Jun 5, 1708

Wedding [Dornheim?]

196

Der Herr denkt an uns

1st performance

1708-1714 ?

New Year's Day

143

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

1st performance

1708-1717 ?

?

233a

Kyrie

1st performance

         

1713

[Weimar]

     

Feb 21-22, 1713 (or a year earlier)

Birthday (Hunt) [Weißenfels]

208

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!

1st performance

Jul 30, 1713

Funeral or later Remembrance of the Deceased Service

Anh 159

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn

J.S Bach (?)

Oct 30, 1713

Birthday

1127

Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn’ ihn

1st performance

         

1714

[Weimar]

     

Mar 25, 1714 [6]

Palm Sunday
Feast of Annunciation of Mary

182

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

1st performance

Apr 22, 1714

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

12

Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

1st performance

May 20, 1714

Whit Sunday

172

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

1st performance

Jun 17, 1714

3rd Sunday after Trinity

21

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

1st performance

Aug 12, 1714 possibly 1713

11th Sunday after Trinity

199

Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut

1st performance

Dec 2, 1714

1st Sunday in Advent

61

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

1st performance

Dec 25, 1714

Christmas Day

63

Christen, ätzet diesen Tag

1st performance

Dec 30, 1714

1st Sunday after Christmas Day

152

Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn

1st performance

         

1715

[Weimar]

     

Feb 24, 1715?
1713-1715?

Sexagesima Sunday

18

Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt

1st performance

Mar 24, 1715

Oculi [3rd Sunday in Lent] (or 7th Sunday after Trinity?)

54

Widerstehe doch der Sünde

1st performance

Mar 15, 1715

Oculi [3rd Sunday in Lent]

80a

Alles, was von Gott geboren

Music lost, 1st performance

Apr 21, 1715

Easter Sunday

31

Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

1st performance

Jun 16, 1715

Trinity Sunday

165

O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad

1st performance

Jul 14, 1715
possibly repeat performance in Weimar

4th Sunday after Trinity

185

Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe

1st & 2nd performances

Nov 24, 1715

23rd Sunday after Trinity

163

Nur jedem das Seine!

1st performance

Dec 22, 1715

4th Sunday in Advent

132

Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!

1st performance

         

1716

[Weimar]

     

Jan 19, 1716

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

155

Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?

1st performance

Feb 23, 1716

Birthday (Hunt)

208

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!

2nd performance

Sep 27, 1716

16th Sunday after Trinity

161

Komm, du süße Todesstunde

1st performance

Oct 25, 1716

20th Sunday after Trinity

162

Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe

1st performance

Dec 6, 1716

2nd Sunday in Advent

70a

Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

Music lost, 1st performance

Dec 20, 1716

4th Sunday in Advent

147a

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

Music lost

         

1717

[Weimar]

     

Dec 13, 1717

3rd Sunday in Advent

186a

Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht

Music lost

1717-1723

Whit Sunday

172

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

2nd performance

1717-1723

 

184a

[Text Lost]

Lost

1717-1723? or 1730 at latest

Wedding

202

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten

1st performance

         

Unknown

[Weimar]

     

Weimar years, Possibly Leipzig, but originally Weimar

Feast of Purification of Mary or Easter Tuesday

158

Der Friede sei mit dir

 

Weimar years [6]

Palm Sunday ?

182

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

2nd & 3rd performances

         

1718

[Köthen]

     

Dec 10, 1718

Birthday

66a

Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück

Music lost

Dec 10, 1718

Birthday

Anh 5

Lobet den Herrn, alle seine Heerscharen

1st performance. Music lost

1718-1722

11th Sunday after Trinity

199

Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut

2nd performance

         

1719

[Köthen]

     

Jan 1, 1719

Celebration of New Year

134a

Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

1st performance

         

1720

[Köthen]

     

Jan 1, 1720

New Year's Congratulation

Anh 6

Dich loben die lieblichen Strahlen der Sonne

1st performance. Music lost

Dec 10, 1720

Birthday

Anh 7

Heut ist gewiß ein guter Tag

1st performance. Music lost

         

1722

[Köthen]

     

Dec 10, 1717-1722?

Birthday

173a

Durchlauchtster Leopold

1st performance

Before 1723

Congratulations (Secular)

194a

[Text Lost]

Lost

         

Unknown

[Köthen]

     

1717-1722

[Hamburg ?] [1]

21

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

2nd performance

         

1723

[Köthen]

     

Jan 1, 1723

New Year's Congratulation

Anh 8

[Text lost]

1st performance. Music lost

         
 

[Leipzig]

     

Feb 7, 1723

Quinquagesima Sunday

[5]

22

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe

1st Performance

Feb 7, 1723

Quinquagesima Sunday

23

Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn

1st performance

1723?

Pentecost or Trinity?

237

Sanctus in C major

1st performance

         

Start of 1st Cycle

     

May 16, 1723

Whit Sunday

59

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten

1st performance

May 30, 1723

1st Sunday after Trinity

75

Die Elenden sollen essen, daß sie satt werden

1st performance

Jun 6, 1723

2nd Sunday after Trinity

76

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

1st performance

Jun 13, 1723

3rd Sunday after Trinity

21

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

3rd performance

Jun 20, 1723

4th Sunday after Trinity

24

Ein ungefärbt Gemüte

1st performance

Jun 20, 1723

4th Sunday after Trinity

185

Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe

3rd Performance

Jul 2, 1723

Feast of Visitation of Mary

147

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

1st performance

Jul 11, 1723

7th Sunday after Trinity

186

Ärgre dich, o Seele nicht

1st performance

Jul 18, 1723

8th Sunday after Trinity

136

Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz

1st performance

Jul 25, 1723

9th Sunday after Trinity

105

Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht

1st performance

Aug 1, 1723

10th Sunday after Trinity

46

Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei

1st performance

Aug 8, 1723

11th Sunday after Trinity

179

Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei

1st performance

Aug 8, 1723

11th Sunday after Trinity

199

Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut

3rd performance

Aug 9, 1723

Birthday (Latin Ode)

Anh 20

[Text lost]

1st performance. Text & music lost

Aug 15, 1723

12th Sunday after Trinity

69a

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

1st performance

Aug 22, 1723

13th Sunday after Trinity

77

Du sollst Gott, deinen Herren, lieben

1st performance

Aug 29, 1723

14th Sunday after Trinity

25

Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe

1st performance

Aug 30, 1723

Town Council Inauguration

119

Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn

1st performance

Sep 5, 1723

15th Sunday after Trinity

138

Was betrübst du dich, mein Herz?

1st performance

Sep 12, 1723

16th Sunday after Trinity

95

Christus, der ist mein Leben

1st performance

Sep 19, 1723 ?

17th Sunday after Trinity

148

Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens

1st performance

Oct 3, 1723

19th Sunday after Trinity

48

Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen

1st performance

Oct 10, 1723

20th Sunday after Trinity

162

Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe

2nd performance

Oct 17, 1723

21st Sunday after Trinity

109

Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben!

1st performance

Oct 24, 1723

22nd Sunday after Trinity

89

Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?

1st performance

Nov 2, 1723

Dedication of Church & Organ [Störmthal]

194

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

1st performance

Mov 7, 1723

24th Sunday after Trinity

60

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

1st performance

Nov 14, 1723

25th Sunday after Trinity

90

Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende

1st performance

Nov 21, 1723

26th Sunday after Trinity

70

Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

1st performance

Dec 25, 1723

Christmas Day

63

Christen, ätzet diesen Tag

2nd performance

Dec 25, 1723

Christmas Day

243a

Magnificat in E flat major

1st performance

Dec 26, 1723

2nd Day of Christmas

40

Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

1st performance

Dec 27, 1723

3rd Day of Christmas

64

Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget

1st performance

Christmas 1723 ?

?

238

Sanctus in D major

1st performance

Not after 1731/32

Occasion unknown

229

Motet: Komm, Jesu, komm

1st performance

         

1724

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 1, 1724

New Year's Day

190

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied [incomplete]

1st performance

Jan 2, 1724

Sunday after New Year

153

Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind

1st performance

Jan 6, 1724

Feast of Epiphany

65

Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen

1st performance

Jan 9, 1724

1st Sunday after Epiphany

154

Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

1st performance

Jan 16, 1724

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

155

Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?

2nd performance

Jan 23, 1724

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

73

Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir

1st performance

Jan 30, 1724

4th Sunday after Epiphany

81

Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?

1st performance

Feb 2, 1724

Feast of Purification of Mary

83

Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

1st performance

Feb 6, 1724

Septuagesima Sunday

144

Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin

1st performance

Feb 13, 1724

Sexagesima Sunday

181

Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister

1st performance

Feb 13, 1724

Sexagesima Sunday

18

Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt

2nd performance

Feb 20, 1724

Quinquagesima Sunday

22

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe

2nd Performance

Feb 20, 1724

Quinquagesima Sunday

23

Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn

2nd performance

Mar 25, 1724 [6]

Palm Sunday
Feast of Annunciation of Mary

182

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

4th performance

Mar 25, 1724 ?

Feast of Annunciation of Mary

Anh 199

Siehe, eine Jungfrau ist schwanger

Music lost

Apr 7, 1724

Good Friday

245

Johannes-Passion

1st Version

Apr 9, 1724

Easter Sunday

31

Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

2nd performance

Apr 9, 1724

Easter Sunday

4

Christ lag in Todesbanden

2nd performance

Apr 10, 1724

Easter Monday

66

Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

1st performance

Apr 11, 1724

Easter Tuesday

134

Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

1st performance

Apr 16, 1724

Quasimodogeniti

67

Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ

1st performance

Apr 23, 1724

Misericordias Domini

104

Du Hirte Israel, höre

1st performance

Apr 27, 1724

Graduation Ceremony

Anh 15

Siehe, der Hüter Israel

1st performance. Text & music lost

Apr 30, 1724

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

12

Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

2nd performance

May 7, 1724

Cantate

166

Wo gehest du hin?

1st performance

May 14, 1724

Rogate

86

Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch

1st performance

May 18, 1724

Ascension Day

37

Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen

1st performance

May 21, 1724

Exaudi

44

Sie werden euch in den Bann tun

1st performance

May 28, 1724

Whit Sunday

172

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

3rd performance

May 28, 1724

Whit Sunday

59

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten

2nd performance

May 29, 1724 (or Jun 2, 1727)

Whit Monday

173

Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut

1st performance

May 30, 1724

Whit Tuesday

184

Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

1st performance

Jun 4, 1724

Trinity Sunday

194

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

2nd performance

Jun 4, 1724 ?

Trinity Sunday

165

O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad

2nd performance

1724-1725

2nd Sunday after Trinity

76

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

2nd performance

 

End of 1st Cycle

     
       
 

Start of 2nd Cycle

     

Jun 11, 1724

1st Sunday after Trinity

20

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

1st performance

Jun 18, 1724

2nd Sunday after Trinity

2

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

1st performance

Jun 24, 1724

Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist

7

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam

1st performance

Jun 24, 1724

Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist

167

Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe

1st performance

Jun 25, 1724

3rd Sunday after Trinity

135

Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

1st performance

Jul 2, 1724

Feast of Visitation of Mary

10

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren

1st performance

Jul 9, 1724

5th Sunday after Trinity

93

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

1st performance

Jul 23, 1724

7th Sunday after Trinity

107

Was willst du dich betrüben

1st performance

Jul 30, 1724

8th Sunday after Trinity

178

Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält

1st performance

Aug 6, 1724

9th Sunday after Trinity

94

Was frag ich nach der Welt

1st performance

Aug 13, 1724

10th Sunday after Trinity

101

Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott

1st performance

Aug 20, 1724

11th Sunday after Trinity

113

Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

1st performance

Sep 3, 1724

13th Sunday after Trinity

33

Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

1st performance

Sep 10, 1724

14th Sunday after Trinity

78

Jesu, der du meine Seele

1st performance

Sep 17, 1724

15th Sunday after Trinity

99

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

1st performance

Sep 24, 1724

16th Sunday after Trinity

8

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?

1st performance

Sep 29, 1724

Feast of St Michael and All Angels

130

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

1st performance

Oct 1, 1724

17th Sunday after Trinity

114

Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost

1st performance

Oct 8, 1724

18th Sunday after Trinity

96

Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

1st performance

Oct 15, 1724

19th Sunday after Trinity

5

Wo soll ich fliehen hin?

1st performance

Oct 22, 1724

20th Sunday after Trinity

180

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele [9]

1st performance

Oct 29, 1724

21st Sunday after Trinity

38

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir

1st performance

Nov 5, 1724

22nd Sunday after Trinity

115

Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

1st performance

Nov 12, 1724

23rd Sunday after Trinity

139

Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott

1st performance

Nov 19, 1724

24th Sunday after Trinity

26

Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

1st performance

Nov 26, 1724

25th Sunday after Trinity

116

Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

1st performance

Dec 3, 1724

1st Sunday in Advent

62

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

1st performance

Dec 25, 1724

Christmas Day

91

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

1st performance (earlier version)

Dec 26, 1724 [3]

2nd Day of Christmas

121

Christum wir sollen loben schon

1st performance

Dec 27, 1724

3rd Day of Christmas

133

Ich freue mich in dir

1st performance

Dec 31, 1724

1st Sunday after Christmas Day

122

Das neugeborene Kindelein

1st performance

         

1725

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 1, 1725

New Year's Day

41

Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

1st performance

Jan 6, 1725

Feast of Epiphany

123

Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

1st performance

Jan 7, 1725

1st Sunday after Epiphany

124

Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht

1st performance

Jan 14, 1725

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

3

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

1st performance

Jan 21, 1725

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

111

Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit

1st performance

Jan 28, 1725

Septuagesima Sunday

92

Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn

1st performance

Feb 2, 1725

Feast of Purification of Mary

125

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

1st performance

Feb 4, 1725

Sexagesima Sunday

126

Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort

1st performance

Feb 11, 1725

Quinquagesima Sunday

127

Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott

1st performance

Feb 12, 1725

Wedding

Anh 14

Sein Segen fließt daher wie ein Strom

1st performance. Music lost

Feb 23, 1725

Birthday [Weißenfels]

249a

Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen

1st performance

Mar 25, 1725

Feast of Annunciation of Mary

1

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

1st performance

Mar 30, 1725

Good Friday

245

Johannes-Passion

2nd Version, 2nd performance

Apr 1, 1725

Easter Sunday

249

Kommt, eilet und laufet [Oster-Oratorium]

1st performance

Apr 1, 1725

Easter Sunday

4

Christ lag in Todesbanden

3rd performance

Apr 2, 1725

Easter Monday

6

Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden

1st performance

Apr 8, 1725

Quasimodogeniti

42

Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

1st performance

Apr 15, 1725

Misericordias Domini

85

Ich bin ein guter Hirt

1st performance

Apr 22, 1725

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

103

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen

1st performance

Apr 29, 1725

Cantate

108

Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe

1st performance

Apr/May 1725

Academic Congratulatory / Birthday

36c

Schwingt freudig euch empor

1st performance

May 6, 1725

Rogate

87

Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen

1st performance

May 10, 1725

Ascension

128

Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein

1st performance

May 13, 1725

Exaudi

183

Sie werden euch in den Bann tun

1st performance

May 20, 1725

Whit Sunday

74

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten

1st performance

May 21, 1725

Whit Monday

68

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

1st performance

May 22, 1725

Whit Tuesday

175

Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen

1st performance

May 27, 1725

Trinity Sunday

176

Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding

1st performance

 

End of 2nd Cycle

     
         

Jul 29, 1725

9th Sunday after Trinity

168

Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

1st performance

Aug 3, 1725

Academic Congratulatory

205

Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft

1st performance

Aug 19, 1725

12th Sunday after Trinity

137

Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

1st performance

Aug 26, 1725

13th Sunday after Trinity

164

Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet

1st performance

Aug 27, 1725

Town Council Inauguration

Anh 4

Wünschet Jerusalem Glück

1st version. 1st performance. Music lost

Oct 31, 1725

Feast of Reformation

79

Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild

1st performance

         
 

Start of 3rd Cycle

     

Dec 25, 1725

?

232

Sanctus from Mass in B minor

1st performance

Dec 25, 1725

Christmas Day

110

Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

1st performance

Dec 26, 1725 [4]

2nd Day of Christmas

57

Selig ist der Mann

1st performance

Dec 27, 1725

3rd Day of Christmas

151

Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt

1st performance

Dec 30, 1725

1st Sunday after Christmas Day

28

Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende

1st performance

Not before Dec. 30, 1725 (Mvt. 1), Not before 1723 (Mvt 2)

1st Day of Christmas or for New Year

Anh 160

Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt

J.S. Bach/G.P. Telemann

1725-1730

2nd Day of Christmas

121

Christum wir sollen loben schon

2nd performance

         

1726

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 1, 1726

New Year's Day

16

Herr Gott, dich loben wir

1st performance

Jan 13, 1726

1st Sunday after Epiphany

32

Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen

1st performance

Jan 20, 1726

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

13

Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen

1st performance

Jan 27, 1726

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

72

Alles nur nach Gottes Willen

1st performance

May 12, 1726 ?

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

146

Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen

1st performance

May 30, 1726

Ascension

43

Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen

1st performance

Jun 16, 1726

Trinity Sunday

194

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

3rd Performance

Jun 23, 1726

1st Sunday after Trinity

39

Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot

1st performance

Jul 21, 1726

5th Sunday after Trinity

88

Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden

1st performance

Jul 28, 1726

6th Sunday after Trinity

170

Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust

1st performance

Aug 4, 1726

7th Sunday after Trinity

187

Es wartet alles auf dich

1st performance

Aug 11, 1726

8th Sunday after Trinity

45

Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist

1st performance

Aug 25, 1726

10th Sunday after Trinity

102

Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

1st performance

Aug 25, 1726

Birthday

249b

Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrüttet, ihr Sterne

Music lost

Sep 8, 1726

12th Sunday after Trinity

35

Geist und Seele wird verwirret

1st performance

Sep 22, 1726

14th Sunday after Trinity

17

Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich

1st performance

Sep 29, 1726

Feast of St Michael and All Angels

19

Es erhub sich ein Streit

1st performance

Oct 6, 1726

16th Sunday after Trinity

27

Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

1st performance

Oct 13, 1726

17th Sunday after Trinity

47

Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden

1st performance

Oct 20, 1726

18th Sunday after Trinity

169

Gott soll allein mein Herze haben

1st performance

Oct 27, 1726

19th Sunday after Trinity

56

Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

1st performance

Nov 3, 1726

20th Sunday after Trinity

49

Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen

1st performance

Nov 10, 1726

21st Sunday after Trinity

98

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

1st performance

Nov 17, 1726

22nd Sunday after Trinity

55

Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht

1st performance

Nov 24, 1726

23rd Sunday after Trinity

52

Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht!

1st performance

Nov 30, 1726

Birthday

36a

Steigt freudig in die Luft

Music lost, 1st performance

 

End of 3rd Cycle

     
         

Dec 11, 1726

Academic Congratulatory

207

Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten

1st performance

1st half of 1726 ?

Wedding

34a

O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

1st performance

After 1725

Whit Tuesday

175

Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen

2nd performance

1726/1727 ?

Unknown Occasion

204

Ich bin in mir vergnügt

1st performance

1726-1727

?

232

Sanctus from Mass in B minor

2nd performance

         

1727

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 5, 1727

Sunday after New Year

58

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

1st performance

Feb 2, 1727

Feast of Purification of Mary

82

Ich habe genug (genung) [solo bass version]

1st performance

Feb 2, 1727

Feast of Purification of Mary

83

Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

2nd performance

Feb 6, 1727

Funeral (von Ponickau) [Pomßen]

157

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!

1st performance

Feb 9, 1727

Septuagesima Sunday

84

Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke

1st performance

Apr 11, 1727 [11]

Good Friday

244

Matthäus-Passion

Earlier Version, 1st performance, possibly as late as Apr 15, 1729

May 12, 1727

Birthday

Anh 9

Entfernet Euch, Ihr heitern Sterne

1st performance. Music lost

Jun 1, 1727

Whit Sunday

34

O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

1st performance

Jun 2, 1727 (or May 29, 1724)

Whit Monday

173

Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut

1st performance

Jun 3, 1727

Whit Tuesday

184

Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

2nd performance

Jun 8, 1727

Trinity Sunday

129

Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

1st performance

Aug 3, 1727

Birthday

193a

Ihr Häuser des Himmels, ihr scheinenden Lichter

Music lost

Aug 25, 1727

Town Council Inauguration

193

Ihr Tore zu Zion [incomplete]

1st performance

Aug 31, 1727

12th Sunday after Trinity

69a

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

2nd performance

Sep 23, 1727

17th Sunday after Trinity

148

Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens

2nd performance

Oct 17, 1727

Funeral Ode

198

Laß, Fürstin, laß einen Strahl

1st performance

c. 1727

Occasion unknown

225

Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

1st performance

1727-1731

?

242

Christe eleison

1st perfor

1727-1732 ?

Wedding

195

Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen

1st performance

         

1728

[Leipzig]

     

Feb 5, 1728

Wedding

216

Vergnügte Pleißenstadt

Fragment

Feb 6, 1728 or later

Feast of Purification of Mary

157

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!

2nd performance

Mar 21, 1728 [6]

Palm Sunday

182

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

5th performance

Sep 29, 1728 ? or 1729

Feast of St Michael and All Angels

149

Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg in den Hütten der Gerechten

1st performance

Oct 17, 1728 ? or the following year

21st Sunday after Trinity

188

Ich habe meine Zuversicht

1st performance

Dec 25, 1728 ? or the following year

Christmas Day

197a

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe [incomplete]

1st performance

1728-1731

Occasion unspecified

117

Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut

1st performance

1728-1731

Feast of Reformation

80b

Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott

Fragment of text & music, 2nd performance

1728-1731

Christmas Day

110

Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

2nd performance

1728-1731

3rd Day of Christmas

151

Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt

2nd performance

         

1729

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 1, 1729 ? or following year or 1735/1737

New Year's Day

171

Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm

1st performance

Jan 12, 1729

Hommage

210a

O angenehme Melodei

Fragment

Jan 23, 1729 ?

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

156

Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe

1st performance

Feb 29, 1729

Quinquagesima Sunday

159

Sehet! wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem

1st performance

Apr 15, 1729 [11]

Good Friday

244

Matthäus-Passion

1st performance

Apr 18, 1729 ?

Easter Monday

Anh 190

Ich bin ein Pilgrim auf der Welt

Fragment

Apr 19, 1729

Easter Tuesday

145

Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen

1st performance

Spring 1729

Farewell [for Lorenz Christoph Mizler?]

209

Non sa che sia dolore

1st performance

Autumn 1729

Collegium Musicum Event

201

Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde

1st performance

Jun 6, 1729

Whit Monday

174

Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte

1st performance

Oct 24, 1729

Funeral

226

Motet: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

1st performance

Oct 1729 ?

19th Sunday after Trinity

Anh 2

[Text lost]

Music fragment

Dec 25, 1729 ?

Christmas Day

63

Christen, ätzet diesen Tag

3rd performance

1729 ?

Wedding

120a

Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge

1st performance

1729 or earlier

Town Council Inauguration

120

Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille

1st performance

After 1728 [6]

Palm Sunday

182

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

6th performance

After 1728

Congratulations

216a

Erwählte Pleißenstadt

Music Lost

         

1730

[Leipzig]

     

Apr 7, 1730

Good Friday

246

Lukas-Passion

1st performance

Jun 25, 1730

200th Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession

190a

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Music lost

Aug 25, 1730

Town Council Inauguration

Anh 3

Gott, gieb Dein Gerichte dem Könige

Music lost

Jun 26, 1730

200th Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession

120b

Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille

Music lost

Jun 27, 1730

Augsburg Confession

Anh 4

Wünschet Jerusalem Glück

2nd version. 1st performance. Music lost

July 2, 1730 (circa)

Feast of Visitation of Mary

147

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

2nd performance

Sep 17, 1730 ?

15th Sunday after Trinity

51

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!

1st performance

Oct 31, 1730

Feast of Reformation

79

Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild

2nd Performance

Autumn 1730 ?

Feast of Reformation

192

Nun danket alle Gott [incomplete]

1st performance

Before 1731/1732

Funeral ?

228

Notet: Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir

 
         

1731

[Leipzig]

     

Feb 2, 1731

Feast of Purification of Mary

82

Ich habe genug (genung) [solo soprano version]

2nd performance

Mar 23, 1731

Good Friday

247

Markus-Passion

Based on Trauer Ode & more, 1st performance

Mar 25, 1731

Easter Sunday

31

Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

3rd performance

Mar 26, 1731

Easter Monday

66

Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

2nd performance

Mar 27, 1731

Easter Tuesday

134

Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

2nd performance

Apr 1, 1731

Quasimodogeniti

42

Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

2nd performance

Apr 8, 1731

Misericordias Domini

112

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

1st performance

Apr 15, 1731

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

103

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen

2nd performance

May 3, 1731

Ascension

37

Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen

2nd performance

May 13, 1731

Whit Sunday

172

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

4th performance

May 14, 1731

Whit Monday

173

Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut

2nd performance

May 15, 1731

Whit Tuesday

184

Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

3rd performance

May 20, 1731

Trinity Sunday

194

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

4th performance

Aug 27, 1731

Town Council Inauguration

29

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

1st performance

Nov 18, 1731

26th Sunday after Trinity

70

Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

2nd performance

Nov 25, 1731

27th Sunday after Trinity

140

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

1st performance

Dec 2, 1731

1st Sunday in Advent

36

Schwingt freudig euch empor

1st performance

Dec 25, 1731 or 1732

Christmas Day

91

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

2nd performance (earlier version)

         

1732

[Leipzig]

     

Apr 11, 1732 ?

Good Friday

245

Johannes-Passion

3rd Version, 3rd performance

Jun 5, 1732

Funeral

Anh 17

Mein Gott, nimm die gerechte Seele

Music lost; most text lost

Jun 5, 1732

Dedication of the Renovated School of St. Thomas

Anh 18

Frohe Tag, verlangte Stunden

1st performance. Music lost

Jul 6, 1732

4th Sunday after Trinity

177

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ [7]

1st performance

Aug 3, 1732

Nameday

Anh 11

Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande

1st performance. Music lost

1732

?

224

Reißt euch los, bekränkte Sinnen

Aria fragment; Uncertainty whether this is by Bach

After 1731

Whit Sunday

172

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!

5th performance

1732-1733

5th Sunday after Trinity

93

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

2nd performance

1732-1735

New Year's Day

41

Jesu, nun sei gepreiset

2nd performance

1732-1735

Trinity Sunday

129

Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

2nd performance

1732-1735

6th Sunday after Trinity

9

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her [8]

1st performance

1732-1735

9th Sunday after Trinity

94

Was frag ich nach der Welt

2nd performance

1732-1735

19th Sunday after Trinity

5

Wo soll ich fliehen hin?

2nd performance

1732-1735

23rd Sunday after Trinity

139

Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott

2nd performance

1732-1735

1st Sunday in Advent

62

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

2nd performance

         

1733

[Leipzig]

     

Jul 2, 1733

Christmas Day

243

Magnificat in D major

2nd performance

Jul 27, 1733

[Dresden]

232

Missa, Pt. 1 [Mvts. 1-12] from Mass in B minor

 

Aug 3, 1733

Nameday

Anh 12

Frohes Volk, Vergnügte Sachsen

1st performance. Music lost

Sep 5, 1733

Birthday

213

Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen

1st performance

Dec 7, 1733

Birthday

214

Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!

1st performance

Dec 25, 1733

Christmas Day

91

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

3rd performance (later version)

1733-1734

Sunday after New Year

58

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

2nd performance

1733-1734

15th Sunday after Trinity

100

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

1st performance

         

1734

[Leipzig]

     

Feb 19, 1734 ?

Coronation

205a

Blast Lärmen, ihr Feinde! verstärket die Macht

Music lost

Oct 5, 1734

Anniversary of Election

215

Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen

1st performance

Oct 24, 1734 ?

18th Sunday after Trinity

96

Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

2nd performance

Nov 21, 1734

Inauguration of the new Rector of the St. Thomas School

Anh 19

Thomana saß annoch betrübt

1st performance. Music lost

Dec 25, 1734

Christmas Day

248/1

Weihnachts-Oratorium - Part 1

1st performance

Dec 26, 1734

2nd Day of Christmas

248/2

Weihnachts-Oratorium - Part 2

1st performance

Dec 27, 1734

3rd Day of Christmas

248/3

Weihnachts-Oratorium - Part 3

1st performance

1734 ?

Occasion Unspecified

97

In allen meinen Taten

1st performance

Mid 1734

Coffee Cantata

211

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht

1st performance

After 1733

Good Friday ?

1088

So heb ich denn mein Auge sehnlich auf [Arioso for pasticcio Passion]

Inc music by Händel & Kaiser

         

1735

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 1, 1735

New Year's Day

248/4

Weihnachts-Oratorium - Part 4

1st performance

Jan 2, 1735

Sunday after New Year

248/5

Weihnachts-Oratorium - Part 5

1st performance

Jan 6, 1735

Feast of Epiphany

248/6

Weihnachts-Oratorium - Part 6

1st performance

Jan 30, 1735

4th Sunday after Epiphany

14

Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit

1st performance

Apr 9, 1735

Good Friday

246

Lukas-Passion

2nd performance

Apr 11, 1735 ?

Easter Monday

66

Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

3rd performance

Apr 12, 1735 ?

Easter Tuesday

134

Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

3rd performance

May 19, 1735

Ascension

11

Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen [Ascension Oratorio]

1st performance

Aug 3, 1735 ? or year before or after

Birthday

207a

Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten

1st performance

Nov 9, 1735

Funeral

Anh 16

Schließt die Gruft! ihr Trauerglocken

1st performance. Music lost

1735

Hommage

36b

Die Freude reget sich

1st performance

1735

Feast of Purification of Mary

82

Ich habe genug (genung) [solo soprano version]

3rd performance

1735

?

238

Sanctus in D major

2nd performance

1735-1740

New Year's Day

190

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied [incomplete]

2nd performance

1735-1740

Feast of Purification of Mary

125

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

2nd performance

1735-1740

Easter Monday

6

Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden

2nd performance

1735-1740

Whit Monday

68

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

2nd performance

1735-1740

Feast of Visitation of Mary

147

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

3rd performance

1735-1740

7th Sunday after Trinity

187

Es wartet alles auf dich

2nd performance

1735-1740

14th Sunday after Trinity

78

Jesu, der du meine Seele

2nd performance

1735-1740

16th Sunday after Trinity

8

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?

2nd performance

1735-1740

17th Sunday after Trinity

47

Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden

2nd performance

1735-1740 [2]

Feast of Reformation

80

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

3rd performance

1735-1740

Occasion Unspecified

97

In allen meinen Taten

2nd performance

1735-1740

?

201

Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde

2nd performance

         

1736

[Leipzig]

     

Mar 30, 1736

Good Friday

244

Matthäus-Passion

Later Version, 2nd performance

Oct 7, 1736

Birthday

206

Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!

1st performance

1736-1737

Funeral

118

O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

1st Version, 1st performance

1736-1737

Wedding

197

Gott ist unsre Zuversicht

1st performance

1736-1737

1st Sunday after Epiphany

154

Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

2nd performance

1736-1737

Christmas Day

197a

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe [incomplete]

2nd performance

1736-1737

?

238

Sanctus in D major

3rd performance

         

1737

[Leipzig]

     

Sep 28, 1737

Hommage

30a

Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen!

1st performance

c. 1737

10th Sunday after Trinity

102

Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

2nd performance

c. 1737

15th Sunday after Trinity

100

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

2nd performance

         

1738

[Leipzig]

     

Apr 28, 1738

Honour of Visit & Marriage

Anh 13

Willkommen! Ihr herrschenden Götter der Erden!

1st performance. Music lost

1738

Easter Sunday

249

Kommt, eilet und laufet [Oster-Oratorium]

2nd performance

c. 1738

Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist

30

Freue dich, erlöste Schar

1st performance

1738-1741

Wedding

210

O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit

1st performance

1738 ?

?

234

Mass in A major

1st performance

1738-1739 ?

?

233

Mass in F major

1st performance

1738-1739 ?

?

236

Mass in G major

 

1738-1741

?

239

Sanctus in D minor

not by Bach

         

1739

[Leipzig]

     

Aug 31, 1739

Town Council Inauguration

29

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

2nd Performane

1739-1742

?

1082

Suscepit Israel puerum suum

After Magnificat by Caldara

         

1740

[Leipzig]

     

Aug 3, 1740

Nameday

206

Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!

2nd performance

Aug 3, 1740

Nameday

208a

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!

1st performance

Aug 29, 1740

Council Election

Anh 193

Herrscher des Himmels, König der Ehren

Lost

1740's

Reformation Sunday ?

76

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

3rd performance

1740-1747

6th Sunday after Trinity

9

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

2nd performance

1740-1747

Feast of Visitation of Mary

10

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren

2nd performance

1740-1747

17th Sunday after Trinity

114

Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost

2nd performance

1740-1747

Occasion Unspecified

97

In allen meinen Taten

3rd performance

Dec 25, after 1740

Christmas Day

91

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

4th performance (earlier version)

After 1740

3rd Day of Christmas

133

Ich freue mich in dir

2nd performance

         

1741

[Leipzig]

     

Aug 18 or 28 1741

Town Council Inauguration

Anh 4

Wünschet Jerusalem Glück

1st version. 2nd performance. Music lost

         

1742

[Leipzig]

     

Mar 23, 1742 ?

Good Friday

244

Matthäus-Passion

Later Version, 3rd performance

Aug 27, 1742 ?

Town Council Inauguration

120

Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille

2nd performance

Aug 30, 1742

Hommage [Kleinzschocher]

212

Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet

1st performance

c. 1742

Feast of Purification of Mary

200

Bekennen will ich seinen Namen [incomplete]

1st performance

c. 1742

Quasimodogeniti

42

Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

3rd performance

c. 1742

4th Sunday after Trinity

177

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

2nd performance

c. 1742

17th Sunday after Trinity

47

Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden

3rd performance

c. 1742

3rd Day of Christmas

64

Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget

2nd performance

c. 1742

Unknown occasion

100

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

3rd performance

c. 1742

Wedding

195

Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen

2nd performance

c. 1742

?

240

Sanctus in G major

1st performance, possibly an arrangement of a work by another composer

         

1743

[Leipzig]

     

Apr 12, 1743 ?

Good Friday

244

Matthäus-Passion

4th performance

1743-1746

Sexagesima Sunday

181

Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister

2nd performance

1743-1746

Christmas Day

191

Gloria in excelsis Deo

1st performance

1743-1746

?

234

Mass in A major

2nd performance

1743-1746

Easter Sunday

249

Kommt, eilet und laufet [Oster-Oratorium]

3rd performance

1743-1747

Trinity Sunday

129

Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

3rd performance

1743-1748

?

232

Sanctus from Mass in B minor

3rd performance

1744

[Leipzig]

     

Mar 27, 1744

Good Friday

247

Markus-Passion

2nd version; 2nd performance

1744-1747

23rd Sunday after Trinity

139

Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott

3rd performance

         

1745

[Leipzig]

     

Apr 16, 1745 ? or 1743-1746

Good Friday

246

Lukas-Passion

Later Version, 3rd performance

         

1746

[Leipzig]

     

1746-1747

Feast of Purification of Mary

82

Ich habe genug (genung) [solo bass version]

4th performance

1746-1747

4th Sunday after Trinity

185

Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe

4th performance

1746-1747

6th Sunday after Trinity

170

Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust

2nd performance

1746-1747

12th Sunday after Trinity

137

Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

2nd performance

1746-1747

16th Sunday after Trinity

8

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?

3nd performance, Late version in D

Dec 25, 1746 or 1747

Christmas Day

91

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

5th performance (later version)

1746-1747

Occasion unknown

1083

Motet: Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden

After Stabat Mater by Pergolesi

1746-1747 ?

Funeral

118

O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

2nd Version, 2nd performance

1746-1749

7th Sunday after Trinity

186

Ärgre dich, o Seele nicht

2nd performance

1746-1749

9th Sunday after Trinity

168

Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

2nd performance

1746-1750

2nd Day of Christmas

40

Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

2nd performance

         

1747

[Leipzig]

     

Oct 1, 1747

18th Sunday after Trinity

96

Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

3rd Performance

1747-1748

Feast of Purification of Mary

82

Ich habe genug (genung) [bass or mezzo-soprano?]

5th performance

1747-1748

?

1081

Credo in unum Deum

'Intonation' section of Mass by Bassani

1747-1748

?

241

Sanctus in D major

Arrangement of Sanctus from Missa Superba by J.K. Kerll

         

1748

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 21, 1748 or Jan 26, 1749

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

73

Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir

2nd performance

Aug 26, 1748

Town Council Inauguration

69

Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

1st performance

1748-1749

Wedding

195

Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen

3rd performance

1748-1749

?

234

Mass in A major

3rd performance

1748-1749

 

232

Symbolum Nicenum and Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Die, Dona nobis pacem from the Mass in B minor

 
         

1749

[Leipzig]

     

Jan 1, 1749

New Year's Day

16

Herr Gott, dich loben wir

2nd performance

Apr 4, 1749

Good Friday

245

Johannes-Passion

4th Version, 4th performance

Apr 6, 1749

Easter Sunday

249

Kommt, eilet und laufet [Oster-Oratorium]

4th performance

Jul 26, 1749

7th Sunday after Trinity

187

Es wartet alles auf dich

3rd performance

Aug 25, 1749

Town Council Inauguration

29

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

3rd Performance

1749

?

201

Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde

3rd performance

         

1750

[Leipzig]

     

Mar 27, 1750

Good Friday

245

Johannes-Passion

4th Version, 5th performance

         

Unknown

[Leipzig]

     

Leipzig period

16th Sunday after Trinity

161

Komm, du süße Todesstunde

2st performance

Last years in Leipzig

?

235

Mass in G minor

1st performance

         

Unknown

Unknown Period

     

Unknown

Unknown occasion

203

Amore traditore [10]

Authencity in doubt, yet most probably by Bach

?

Occasion unknown

230

Motet: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

 

?

Feast of St Michael and All Angels

50

Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

 

?

Funeral ?

227

Motet: Jesu, meine Freude

 
         

Explanation

a. Performance Date: When there is not a definite date, the performance was put in the earliest possible date.
b. Performance Place: The performance place is the one noted by the Year, unless otherwise written in the entry.

Comments on ascertaining the correct chronology of the cantatas

a. The information is based mainly upon OCC (see Sources below), but that it has been updated and corrected where necessary in order to represent the results of ongoing Bach scholarship.

b. Concerning actual performance dates given. In a rather small number of instances there is more concrete evidence for the performance in the form of cantata text booklets printed for use by the church congregation. These (there are only a few of these booklets extant) booklets not only give specific dates of the cantatas performed, but also indicate in which church and for which church service (time of day) they were to be performed. Somewhat less reliable is an actual date, which Bach had written on the completed score. This simply indicates the date of completion, not necessarily the actual date of performance. Frequently the liturgical Sunday or holiday is marked on the cover containing the score and original parts and/or it is marked at the top of the 1st page of the score. Without any date indicated on the score or parts, it still must be determined where it may have been performed (Weimar, Leipzig, etc.) and which year such a performance may have taken place. For this it is crucial to determine as closely and correctly as possible:
1 specific watermarks of the paper that was used
2. which copyists were used for copying out the parts
3. changes in the style of handwriting of Bach and the copyists
A repeat performance of any of Bach’s cantatas can not be excluded even if there is no indication of such in the above list. Such an unlisted repeat performance of a cantata is probable but no specific evidence can be found to substantiate it as yet.

c. The absence of indications that many cantatas did not have a repeat performance does not imply that no further performances had taken place. This only means that no documentation (changes/additions in the score and original parts, historical evidence from published cantata text booklets or newspaper accounts) is available. Without such evidence there is no basis upon which to conjecture even a general 5 or 10 year period in which such a repeat performance may have taken place.

d. To put it another way: additional cantata performances after the 1st performance are likely, but the lack of evidence does not even allow any speculation as to when such performances may have taken place. The NBA KBs usually express this situation succinctly as follows: “Spätere Wiederholungen sind anzunehmen, aber nicht belegt” [“Later repeat performances can be assumed, but are not/{can not be} documented.”]

e. Another important point: rarely does Bach ever perform a work a second time without making a few changes or additions. This is usually reflected in the parts if they are available as they usually offer the best evidence of a repeat performance. The loss of the original parts is a severe setback for determining when repeat performances may have taken place.

f. No attempt has been made to link parodies. From a non-textual, solely musical standpoint, some cantatas (and more often, of course, individual mvts.) are not really 1st performances of the music even if they are so chronologically.

Sources

a. Oxford Composer Companion - J.S. Bach - Edited by Malcom Boyd, Consultant Editor John Butt (Oxford University Press, 1999) (= OCC) - especially Appendix 3 (b)

b. Christoph Wolff: Johann Sebastian Bach - The Learned Musician (W.E. Norton & Company, 2000) (= TLM)

c. Bach Handbuch – Edited by Konrad Küster (Bärenreiter/Metzler, 1999) (= BH)

d. Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis : Kleine Ausgabe Edited by Alfred Dürr & Yoshitake Kobayashi (Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998) (= BWV)

e. Konrad Küster: Der junge Bach (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt DVA, 1996)

f. Die Welt der Bach Kantaten, 3 Bde. – Edited by Christoph Wolff & Ton Koopman: (Metzler/Bärenreiter, 1995-1999) (= WBK)

g. Alfred Dürr: Johann Sebastian Bach. Die Kantaten (Bärenreiter, 1971-1995) (= DK)

h. Johann Sebastian Bach: Neue Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke or else referred to as Die Neue Bach Ausgabe {series I, II, III}– various editors with reference to “Zur Edition” [introductory comments on specific cantatas] (Bärenreiter, Kassel, 1954 to present) (= NBA)

i. Johann Sebastian Bach: Neue Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke: Kritische Berichte or else referred to as Die Neue Bach Ausgabe – Kritische Berichte {series I, II, III} – various editors with critical reports concerning each work (Bärenreiter, Kassel, 1954 to present) (= KB or = NBA KB)

j. Recent Discoveries in St Petersburg and their Meaning for the Understanding of Bach’s Cantatas by Tatiana Shabalina in Understanding Bach 4 (BNUK, 2009) [PDF]

Notes

[1] According to TLM (p. 528), Cantata BWV 21 was performed during Bach's visit to Hamburg - November mid-23, 1720. This assumption was not confirmed by any other source.

[2] Cantata BWV 80 is as a reworking of cantatas BWV 80a and BWV 80b.

[3] According to the NBA KB I/3.1 p. 64, Cantata BWV 121 had a 2nd performance between Dec. 26, 1725 and Dec. 26, 1730. This is based upon a soprano part [C 1] which can not be dated anymore precisely than the time span given.

[4] A repeat performance is possible at an undetermined date based upon some autograph indications added by Bach to the brass parts.

[5] Evidence points to the fact that, on this particular Sunday, BWV 22 was performed before and BWV 23 after the sermon as Bach’s audition for the vacant position in Leipzig. There are indications that a repeat performance of BWV 22 took place c. 1735, likewise for BWV 23 a performance after 1728.

[6] The NBA KB I/8.1-2 indicates how different parts and different arrangement/selection of mvts. from this cantata BWV 182 resulted in at least 6 different performances during Bach’s lifetime:
1. Weimar (March 25, 1714)
2. Weimar (undatable, possibly performed away from the Weimar Court Chapel)
3. Weimar (undatable)
4. Leipzig (March 25, 1724)
5. Leipzig (March 21, 1728 and possibly another performance using this particular arrangement later on in Leipzig
6. Leipzig (after 1728 with the date being uncertain, again using the 1728 version)

[7] A cantata with the same name and complete text was performed by Bach on the 3rd [sic] Sunday after Trinity of 1725 as verified by the cantata text booklets found in St. Petersburg. The music, however, has been completely lost.

[8] This cantata, BWV 9, for which the text was already available in 1724, was originally intended for performance on July 16, 1724 (the 6th Sunday after Trinity) but Bach traveled with his wife to Köthen and was absent from Leipzig on that Sunday so no music was prepared. Here Bach, a decade or so later, is trying to fill in the missing gaps in his chorale cantata cycle composing this cantata in the style befitting the cycle to which it should belong.

[9] Based upon a close examination of the original parts, a repeat performance of BWV 180 in the early 1730s is very likely.

[10] This solo cantata was composed before 1725 and there are indications that it might be connected to cycle of cantatas dedicated to Prince Leopold by Bach’s predecessor at the Köthen court, Kapellmeister Augustin Reinhard Stricker whose printed 1715 cycle is entitled “6. Italienische Cantaten á Voce Sola.” BWV 203 is considered as being most likely genuine. [BWV KB I/41 p. 33 published in 2000]

[11] See article:
The Relationship between BWV 244a (Trauermusik) and BWV 244b (SMP Frühfassung) [by Thomas Braatz)

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (August 2003 – October 2011) & Thomas Braatz (March 2005 - December 2006)
Thanks to contributors: David Glenn Lebut Jr. (April 2010, June 2010), Peter Meshcherinov
(October 2011)

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