BWV 12.7

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Original source: Cantata, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 (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: 22 April 1714, Jubilate (3rd Sunday after Easter)
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): None. However, the slightly reworked version that served as BWV 69a.6 does appear in early collections.
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 69a.6* (see note below), 75.7=75.14, 99.6, 100.6, 144.3, 250

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

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 44, Faszikel 7
Parts: D–B Mus. ms. Bach St 109, Faszikel 1


This early 1714 setting reappeared in slightly reworked form as the closing chorale in the 1723 Leipzig cantata Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a. The later setting appears in the key of G major and without obbligato instruments.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2019.