BWV 433

Original source: Chorale, Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut, BWV 433
Chorale Text: Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut, Verse 1: Joachim Magdeburg (1572), Verses 2–3: Leipzig 1597
Tune: Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut, attributed to Joachim Magdeburg (1572) (Zahn 8207)
First Performance: Unknown
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 137; Breitkopf 135; Birnstiel 139; AmB 46II p.86 & p.117; Penzel 107
Other Harmonizations: None


This chorale survives without text. The text that appears here is the one provided by editors of the Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA).

In a 1975 article entitled "Zur Echtheit einiger Choralsätze Johann Sebastian Bachs" ("On the Authenticity of Several Chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach"), Emil Platen has demonstrated a close relationship of this setting to the hymn tune’s appearance in the Neu Leipziger Gesangbuch (p.640). Bach’s version is essentially an elaboration of the NLGB setting, which is also the case with BWV 367. (See Bach–Jahrbuch, Vol. 61 (1975), pp.50–61). In addition, both BWV 27.6 and 43.11 are taken directly from the NLGB (though the latter is transposed from F to G).

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2017.