J. J. Motetto : a 4 Voci. due Litui. 1 Cornet. 3 Trombone.

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 [Browse]
Uniform title
Musical score, Manuscript
[approximately 1736-37]
1 bifolio ; 35 x 21 cm + 1 leaf ; 21 x 26 cm (oblong)


Former owner
Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
Summary note
Autograph manuscript composing score (with many corrections) for chorus (SATB), 2 litui (probably horns in B♭ alto), cornett, and 3 trombones.
  • Title from caption page.
  • Added title from Schmieder, W. Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, 2d ed. (1990), pp. 374-75 (as BWV 118/231).
  • Date obtained from Marshall, R. L., ed. Johann Sebastian Bach: cantata autographs in American collections (1985).
  • Origin: Written in Leipzig ca. 1736-37.
  • Bifolio of manuscript ruled with two 10-line systems; single leaf ruled on both sides with one 10-line system, with music notated on the recto only.
  • Posthumous inscriptions on f. 1r: "No 70" written in an old but not autograph hand above the "a" in caption title; numbers "3./1. 6./9./ /5.3" written in Breitkopf's hand in sideways columns on the bottom of the page.
Binding note
In green slipcase.
Language note
German words.
Staff notation.
Obtained 20 November 1953 by William Scheide from Georgio Uzielli.
  • Ameln, K. Kritischer Bericht to J. S. Bach: Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, Ser. 3, Bd. 1: Motetten (1967), pp. 181-99.
  • Marshall, R. L., ed. Johann Sebastian Bach: cantata autographs in American collections (1985), pp. xx, xxiv, 149-54.
  • Schulze, H.-J. and C Wolff. Bach Compendium: Vokalwerke, Teil III (1998), pp. 902, 907 (B 23a)
  • RISM (Répertoire international des sources musicales), 106827
Cite as
Scheide Library, Princeton University. MA 128.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Germany Leipzig.
Other title(s)
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht : Motette zur einer Trauerfeir, [BWV 118, 1. Fassung].
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