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Christian Weiss, Sr. (Librettist)

Born: 1671
Died: 1737

Christian Weiss, Sr. was Pastor of the Church of St. Thomas in Leipzig from 1714 to 1737 and member of the Collegium Anthologicum (a learned society formed from the three higher faculties). His son, Christian Weiss, Jr. (1703-1743), was also among the clergy of St. Thomas' during J.S. Bach's Cantorate.

Wustmann and Neumann in Johann Sebastian Bach. Sämtliche Kantatentexte. Unter Mitbenutzung von Rudolf Wustmanns Ausgabe der Bachschen Kantatentexte herausgegeben von Werner Neumann (Leipzig, 1956), suggest Christian Weiss, Sr. as the author of the cantata texts listed below. Others, such as Charles Sanford Terry and W. Murray Young, suggest additional cantatas.

 

Source: Z.P. Ambrose Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2008)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works by Christian Weiss, Sr.

Wustmann and Neumann suggest: BWV 37, BWV 44, BWV 67, BWV 75, BWV 76, BWV 81, BWV 104, BWV 154, BWV 166, BWV 179
Others (Terry, Young) suggest also:
BWV 40, BWV 42, BWV 45, BWV 46, BWV 64, BWV 65, BWV 69, BWV 77, BWV 89, BWV 102, BWV 105, BWV 110, BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 136, BWV 143

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works by Christian Weiss, Jr.

Young suggests Bach emended the text of BWV 103 by Christiane Mariane von Ziegler with the help of either Picander or Christian Weiss, Jr.
Terry suggests him as the librettist of
BWV 133

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Librettists and Sources (Ambrose)

 

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