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Sacred Cantatas

BWV

Title in English

Event

16

Lord God, we praise you

New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ]

41

Jesus, now be praised

New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ]

143

Praise the Lord, my soul

New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ]

171

God, as your name

New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ]

190

Sing to the Lord a new song!

New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ]

248/4

Fall with thanks, fall with praise

New Year's Day [Circumcision of Christ]

58

Ah God, how many a heartache

Sunday after New Year [2nd Sunday after Christmas Day]

153

Behold, dear God, how my enemies

Sunday after New Year [2nd Sunday after Christmas Day]

248/5

Let honour to you, God, be sung

Sunday after New Year [2nd Sunday after Christmas Day]

65

They will all come from Sheba

Epiphany

123

Dearest Immanuel

Epiphany

248/6

Lord, when our arrogant enemies snort with rage

Epiphany

32

Dearest Jesus, my desire

1st Sunday after Epiphany

124

I shall not let my Jesus go

1st Sunday after Epiphany

154

My dearest Jesus is lost

1st Sunday after Epiphany

3

Ah God, how many a heartache

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

13

My sighs, my tears

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

155

My God, how long, ah how long?

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

72

Everything according to God's will

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

73

Lord, as you will, deal with me

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

111

What my God wants , may it always happen

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

156

I stand with one foot in the grave

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

14

If God were not with us

4th Sunday after Epiphany

81

Jesus sleeps, what should be my hope?

4th Sunday after Epiphany

84

I am content with my luck

Septuagesima Sunday

92

I have surrendered to God's heart and mind

Septuagesima Sunday

144

Take what is yours

Septuagesima Sunday

18

Just as the rain and snow fall from heaven

Sexagesima Sunday

126

Preserve us, Lord, with your word

Sexagesima Sunday

181

Scatterbrained frivolous people

Sexagesima Sunday

22

Jesus took the twelve to himself

Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]

23

You true God and son of David

Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]

127

Lord Jesus Christ, true man and God

Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]

159

See! We are going up to Jerusalem

Quinquagesima Sunday [Estomihi]

54

Stand firm against sin

Oculi [3rd Sunday in Lent]

182

King of heaven, welcome

Palm Sunday

4

Christ lay in death's bonds

Easter Sunday

15

For you will not leave my soul in hell

Easter Sunday

31

The heavens laugh

Easter Sunday

249

Come, hurry and run, you swift feet

Easter Sunday

6

Stay with us, for evening is coming

Easter Monday

66

Rejoice, you hearts

2nd day of Easter [Easter Monday]

134

A heart that knows its Jesus living

3rd day of Easter [Easter Tuesday]

145

Up, my heart, the Lord's day

3rd day of Easter [Easter Tuesday]

158

Peace be with you

3rd day of Easter [Easter Tuesday]

42

On the evening of the same sabbath

Quasimodogeniti [1st Sunday after Easter]

67

Keep in memory Jesus Christ

Quasimodogeniti [1st Sunday after Easter]

85

I am a good shepherd

Misericordias Domini [2nd Sunday after Easter]

104

You Shepherd of Israel, listen

Misericordias Domini [2nd Sunday after Easter]

112

The Lord is my faithful shepherd

Misericordias Domini [2nd Sunday after Easter]

12

Weeping, lamenting, worry, apprehension

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

103

You will weep and howl, but the world will rejoice

Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter]

108

It is good for you that I should go away

Cantate [4th Sunday after Easter]

166

Where are you going?

Cantate [4th Sunday after Easter]

86

Truly, truly, I say to you

Rogate [5th Sunday after Easter]

87

Until now you have asked nothing in my name

Rogate [5th Sunday after Easter]

11

Praise God in his kingdoms

Ascension Day

37

Whoever believes and is baptised

Ascension Day

43

God ascends with shouts of joy

Ascension Day

128

On Christ's ascension [journey to heaven] alone

Ascension Day

44

They will banish you

Exaudi [Sunday after Ascension, 6th Sunday after Easter]

183

They will put you under a ban

Exaudi [Sunday after Ascension, 6th Sunday after Easter]

34

O eternal fire, o source of love

Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]

59

Who loves me will keep my word

Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]

74

Whoever loves me will keep my word

Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]

172

Ring out, you songs, resound, you strings!

Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]

68

God so loved the world

Whit Monday [2nd Day of Pentecost]

173

Exalted flesh and blood

Whit Monday [2nd Day of Pentecost]

174

I love God most high with all my heart

Whit Monday [2nd Day of Pentecost]

175

He calls his own sheep by name

Whit Tuesday [3rd Day of Pentecost]

184

Longed-for light of joy

Whit Tuesday [3rd Day of Pentecost]

129

Praised be the Lord

Trinity Sunday

165

O sacred bath of water and the Spirit

Trinity Sunday

176

There is something obstinate and desperate

Trinity Sunday

194

Most greatly longed for feast of joy

Trinity Sunday

20

O eternity, you word of thunder

1st Sunday after Trinity

39

Break your bread with the hungry

1st Sunday after Trinity

75

The wretched shall eat

1st Sunday after Trinity

2

Ah God, look down from heaven

2nd Sunday after Trinity

76

The heavens declare the glory of God

2nd Sunday after Trinity

21

I had much affliction

3rd Sunday after Trinity

135

Ah Lord, poor sinner that I am

3rd Sunday after Trinity

24

An unstained character

4th Sunday after Trinity

177

I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ

4th Sunday after Trinity

185

Merciful heart of eternal love

4th Sunday after Trinity

88

See, I will send out many fishermen

5th Sunday after Trinity

93

Whoever lets only the dear God reign

5th Sunday after Trinity

9

Salvation has come to us

6th Sunday after Trinity

170

Contented peace

6th Sunday after Trinity

107

Why do you want to distress yourself

7th Sunday after Trinity

186

Do not be scandalised, my soul

7th Sunday after Trinity

187

Everything depends on you

7th Sunday after Trinity

54

Stand firm against sin

7th Sunday after Trinity

45

You have been told, mankind, what is good

8th Sunday after Trinity

136

Search me, God, and know my heart

8th Sunday after Trinity

178

If the Lord God does not stay with us

8th Sunday after Trinity

94

What do I ask for from the world

9th Sunday after Trinity

105

Lord, do not go into court with your servant

9th Sunday after Trinity

168

Give an account of yourself! Word of thunder

9th Sunday after Trinity

46

Behold and see

10th Sunday after Trinity

101

Take from us, you faithful God

10th Sunday after Trinity

102

Lord, your eyes look for faith!

10th Sunday after Trinity

113

Lord Jesus Christ, you highest good

11th Sunday after Trinity

179

See that your fear of God is not hypocrisy

11th Sunday after Trinity

199

My heart swims in blood

11th Sunday after Trinity

35

Soul and spirit are thrown into confusion

12th Sunday after Trinity

69a

Praise the Lord

12th Sunday after Trinity

137

Praise the Lord, the mighty king of honour

12th Sunday after Trinity

33

Alone towards you, Lord Jesus Christ

13th Sunday after Trinity

77

You must love God, your Lord

13th Sunday after Trinity

164

You, who take your name from Christ

13th Sunday after Trinity

17

Who gives thanks praises me

14th Sunday after Trinity

25

There is nothing healthy in my body

14th Sunday after Trinity

78

Jesus, by whom my soul

14th Sunday after Trinity

51

Shout for joy to God in every land!

15th Sunday after Trinity

99

What God does, that is done well

15th Sunday after Trinity

100

What God does, that is done well

15th Sunday after Trinity

138

Why do you cause distress to yourself, my heart?

15th Sunday after Trinity

8

Dearest God, when shall I die?

16th Sunday after Trinity

27

Who knows how near my end is to me?

16th Sunday after Trinity

95

Christ is my life

16th Sunday after Trinity

161

Come, sweet hour of death

16th Sunday after Trinity

47

Who exalts himself

17th Sunday after Trinity

114

Ah, dear Christians, be consoled

17th Sunday after Trinity

148

Bring to the Lord the glory of his name

17th Sunday after Trinity

96

Lord Christ, the only son of God

18th Sunday after Trinity

169

God alone should possess my heart

18th Sunday after Trinity

5

Where should I flee

19th Sunday after Trinity

48

Miserable man that I am

19th Sunday after Trinity

56

I would gladly bear the cross-beam

19th Sunday after Trinity

49

I go and seek with longing

20th Sunday after Trinity

162

Ah! I see now, as I go the wedding

20th Sunday after Trinity

180

Adorn yourself, O dear soul

20th Sunday after Trinity

38

From deep affliction I cry out to you

21st Sunday after Trinity

98

What God does, that is done well

21st Sunday after Trinity

109

I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief!

21st Sunday after Trinity

188

I have placed my confidence

21st Sunday after Trinity

55

I, a poor man

22nd Sunday after Trinity

89

What am I to make of you , Ephraim?

22nd Sunday after Trinity

115

Make yourself ready, my spirit

22nd Sundaty after Trinity

52

False world, I do not trust you!

23rd Sunday after Trinity

139

Happy is the man, who to his God

23rd Sunday after Trinity

163

Only to each his due!

23rd Sunday after Trinity

26

Ah how fleeting, ah how insubstantial

24th Sunday after Trinity

60

O eternity, you word of thunder

24th Sunday after Trinity

90

A dreadful end carries you away

25th Sunday after Trinity

116

You prince of peace, Lord Jesus Christ

25th Sunday after Trinity

70

Watch! Pray!

26th Sunday after Trinity

140

Wake up, the voice calls us

27th Sunday after Trinity

36

Soar in your joy

1st Sunday in Advent

61

Now come, saviour of the gentiles

1st Sunday in Advent

62

Now come, saviour of the gentiles

1st Sunday in Advent

131

Out of the depths I cry, Lord, to you

3rd Sunday in Advent

141

That is indeed is certainly true

3rd Sunday in Advent

132

Prepare the ways, prepare the path!

4th Sunday in Advent

63

Christians, engrave this day

Christmas Day

91

Praised be you, Jesus Christ

Christmas Day

110

May our mouth be filled with laughter

Christmas Day

142

A child has been born to us

Christmas Day

191

Glory to God on high

Christmas Day

248/1

Shout for joy, exult, rise up, glorify the day

Christmas Day

40

For this reason the Son of God appeared

2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]

57

Blessed is the man

2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]

121

We should now praise Christ

2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]

248/2

And there were shepherds in the same area

2nd Day of Christmas [St. Stefanus Day]

64

See, what sort of love the Father has shown to us

3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day]

133

I rejoice in you

3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day]

151

Sweet consolation, my Jesus comes

3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day]

248/3

Ruler of heaven, hear our inarticulate speech

3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day]

28

Praise God! Now the year comes to an end

1st Sunday after Christmas Day

122

The new-born little child

1st Sunday after Christmas Day

152

Step forward on the way of faith

1st Sunday after Christmas Day

--

82

I have enough

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

83

Joyful time in the new covenant

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

125

With peace and joy I go from here

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

157

I am not letting you go, unless you bless me first!

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

158

Peace be with you

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

161

Come, sweet hour of death

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

200

I want to acknowledge his name

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1

How beautifully shines the morning star

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

182

King of heaven, welcome

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7

Christ our Lord came to the Jordan

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

30

Rejoice, redeemed host

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

167

You people, sing the praises of God's love

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

10

My soul praises the Lord

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

147

Heart and mouth and deed and life

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

19

There arose a strife

Feast of St. Michael

50

Now is the salvation

Feast of St. Michael

130

Lord God, we all praise you

Feast of St. Michael

149

Songs are sung with joy of victory

Feast of St. Michael

79

God the Lord is sun and shield

Feast of the Reformation

80

A mighty fortress is our God

Feast of the Reformation

192

Now all thank God

Feast of the Reformation (?)

--

97

In all that I do

Occasion unspecified

117

Praise and honour to the highest good

Occasion unspecified

29

We thank you, God, we thank you

Town Council Inauguration

69

Praise the Lord, my soul

Town Council Inauguration

71

God is my king

Town Council Inauguration

119

Praise, Jerusalem, the Lord

Town Council Inauguration

120

God, they praise you in the stillness of Zion

Town Council Inauguration

193

You gates/doors to Zion, you dwellings of Jacob, rejoice!

Town Council Inauguration

53

Strike then, longed for hour

Funeral

106

God's time is the very best time

Funeral and Memorial Service

118

O Jesus Christ, light of my life

Funeral

157

I am not letting you go, unless you bless me first!

Funeral and Memorial Service

198

Let, Princess, let one more ray

Funeral Ode

150

For you, Lord, is my longing

Penitential Service

194

Most greatly longed for feast of joy

Dedication of the Church and the Organ

21

I had much affliction

For any time [’Per ogni tempo’]

--

120a

Lord God, ruler of all things

Wedding

195

For the righteous person the light must always rise again

Wedding

196

The Lord thinks of us and blesses us

Wedding

197

God is our confidence

Wedding

Secular Cantatas

BWV

Title in English

Event

207

United division of changing strings

Academic Congratulatory

36c

Soar up joyfully on high

Birthday

173a

Most Serene Highness Leopold

Birthday

205

Tear up, burst apart [Aeolus Pacified]

Birthday

206

Glide, playful waves, and murmur gently!

Birthday

208

What pleases me is above all the lively hunt!

Birthday

213

Let us take care, let us keep watch

Birthday

214

Sound, you drums! Ring out, you trumpets!

Birthday

215

Praise your good fortune, blessed Saxony

Celebration of Crowning

201

Hurry, you whirling winds

Collegium Musicum Event

211

Keep quiet, don’t chatter (Coffee Cantata)

Collegium Musicum Event

209

He does not know what sorrow is

Farewell

30a

Charming Wiederau

Hommage

212

We have a new governor

Hommage

202

Give way now, dismal shadows

Wedding

210

O fair day, longed for time

Wedding

203

Treacherous love

Unknown Occasion

204

I am content in myself

Unknown Occasion

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Prepared by Francis Browne & Aryeh Oron (March 2003 - December 2011)

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