BWV 1124

Previous: BWV 1123    Next: BWV 1125

Original source: Chorale, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
Tune: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Wittenberg 1529 (Zahn 7400)
First Performance: Unknown*
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Dietel 69; AmB 46II p.279
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 177.5, 185.6


This chorale survives by way of two early chorale collections — the Dietel collection and D–B Am.B 46/II — was assigned a BWV number in 1998.

Speculation regarding liturgical occasion: Since this setting appears in the Dietel Collection, there is a strong possibility that it came from a cantata (or other large choral work) that is now lost. Furthermore, given the fact that the two other four–part settings of this tune are from cantatas for the 4th Sunday after Trinity, this setting may well have come from a lost Trinity +4 cantata. This theory is further supported by its position in the Dietel Collection, portions of which are organized according to the liturgical calendar.
Dietel 67 (BWV 177.5) & 68 (BWV 185.6) = from Trinity +4
Dietel 69 (BWV 1124) = ?
Dietel 70 (BWV 9.7) = from Trinity +6
Dietel 71 (BWV 105.6) & 72 (BWV 94.8) = from Trinity +9
Dietel 73 (BWV 101.7) = from Trinity +10
Dietel 74 (BWV 113.8) & 75 (BWV 179.6) = from Trinity +11, etc.

View a complete listing of speculations regarding the liturgical occasions of individual BWV 253–438 chorales.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2018.