BWV 99.6

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Original source: Cantata, Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99 (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: 17 September 1724, 15th Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): None
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 12.7, 69a.6, 75.7=75.14, 100.6, 144.3, 250

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, transverse flute (8va), oboe d’amore, horn. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: 1) D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 647 (original 1726 score but with the closing chorale and portions of movements 1 & 5 missing); 2) PL–Kj Bach P 647 (contains the missing pages from the previous source).
Parts: D–LEb Thomana 99


Measure 11 contains parallel fifths between the soprano (E–F#) and tenor (A–B), created by a lower neighbor tone in the S. For a complete account of consecutive fifths and octaves in the Bach chorales, see "Consecutive Fifths & Octaves in the Bach Chorales" featured on the Articles & Research page.

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