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Cantata BWV 155
Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?
Provenance

Thomas Braatz wrote (January 25, 2002):
BWV 155 - Provenance:

The autograph score is in the BB (Deutsche Staatsbibliothek Berlin). Not listed in the CPE Bach estate inventory, it is nevertheless probable that he took possession of it after his father’s death. The next owner was the Berliner Singakadamie and from there it came to the BB.

The original parts were soon lost after Bach’s death. According to Dürr the parts never belonged to CPE Bach but went instead to another unknown heir.

Title of score at the top of page 1 of the score [the cover title is not in Bach’s handwriting] :

Concerto â 5 strom. 4 Voci. è Cont.

Text:

The text is from Salomon Franck’s yearly cantata text cycle, “Evangelisches Andachtsopfer,” Weimar, 1715. Bach used the text almost as is. Bach changed the text of the 1st recitative from [“Des Jammers] wird zuviel” to “ist zuviel.” In mvt. 2 there is a very minor change: “Gottgelassen” is changed to “Gott gelassen.” The final chorale (mvt. 5) is the 12th verse of Paul Speratus (1524) “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her.”

1st Performance:

January 19, 1716 (Dürr) with another performance that took place on January 16, 1724, Leipzig.

 

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