BWV 69a.6

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Original source: Cantata, Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (verse 6), by Samuel Rodigast (1674)
Tune: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan , by Severus Gastorius (1681) (Zahn 5629)
First Performance: 15 August 1723, 12th Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 293; Breitkopf 292; Dietel 76; AmB 46II p.286
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 12.7* (see note below), 75.7=75.14, 99.6, 100.6, 144.3, 250

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1 & 2, trumpet 1. A: violin 2, oboe 3. T: viola. B: bassoon, continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: Not available
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 68*


This early 1723 setting is a slightly reworked revision of the closing chorale from the 1714 cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12. The earlier setting appears in the key of Bb major and with obbligato oboe and trumpet.

The setting is crossed out in the D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 68 manuscript linked above, as the parts were reused in 1748 for a Town Council Inauguration service with a different chorale setting (BWV 69.6) replacing this one.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2017.