BWV 148.6

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Original source: Cantata, Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens, BWV 148 (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text #1: Wo soll ich fliehen hin (verse 11), by Johann Heermann (1630) NB: See note below about the texts for this chorale.
Chorale Text #2: Auf meinen lieben Gott (verse 5), Lübeck before 1603
Tune: Wo soll ich fliehen hin, by Bartholomäus Gesius (1605), based on Jakob Regnart (1574) (Zahn 2164)
First Performance: 19 September 1723?, 17th Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 25 (down a m2); Breitkopf 25 (down a m2); Birnstiel 28; Levy–Mendelssohn 65 (down a m2); Fasch p.121 (down a m2)
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 5.7, 89.6, 136.6, 188.6

Comparative score: Five settings of Wo soll ich fliehen hin aligned and placed in the same key (PDF)

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: N/A. A: N/A. T: N/A. B: N/A. (No original parts survive.)

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 46, Faszikel 5 (earliest surviving score; c. after 1750?; copyist: J.C. Farlau)
Parts: None


With no extant manuscript of this cantata available and with no text appearing in surviving copies, there is uncertainty regarding text. The first text included here is suggested as a possible option by the editor in the BGA (Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe). The second text is suggested by the editors of the NBA (Neue Bach Ausgabe).

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