BWV 25.6



Original source: Cantata, Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe, BWV 25
Chorale Text: Treuer Gott, ich muss dir klagen (verse 12), by Johann Heermann (1630)
Tune: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, Geneva 1551 as Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, based on a 15th c. melody (Zahn 6543)
First Performance: 29 August 1723, 14th Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 254=282; Breitkopf 254=282; Dietel 11; AmB 46II p.75, 226
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 19.7, 30.6, 32.6, 39.7, 70.7, 194.6

Comparative score: Seven settings of Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele arranged by date (PDF)

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, three flutes, oboe 1, cornet. A: violin 2, oboe 2, trombone 1. T: viola, trombone 2. B: trombone 3, continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 1022 (1770 manuscript, scr. Christian Penzel)
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 376



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