[Cantata, BWV 168].

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 [Browse]
Uniform title
Musical score, Manuscript
14 leaves (10 manuscript parts) : paper ; 24 x 30 cm


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Summary note
Manuscript in the hands of Johann Andreas Kuhnau, Christian Gottlob Meissner, Johann Heinrich Bach, and others, with autograph annotations and basso continuo figures by J. S. Bach.
  • Parts contained in a folder of later date, with the following description written on the front of the outside flap in the hand of Ernst Rudorff: "Mappe la B. N° 7 (Siehe Bachband 41 Vorwort Seite XLI) Original-(Orchesterstimmen zu Cantate: "Thue Rechnung! Donnerwort" mit eigenhändigen Vortragszeichen, Notenbruchstücken und bezifferung von Joh. Seb. Bach's B. A. XXXIII, N° 168). Vorhanden: Hautbois d'Amour I u. II, Violino I u. II, Viola, Continuo (2 Mal in h moll, 2 Mal in a moll). Fehlend: Titel und die 4 Singstimmen."
  • Origin: Written in Leipzig in 1725; first performed 29 July 1725.
  • Original set probably consisted of 15 parts, 13 of which are extant. The Scheide set includes ten of the parts: Soprano (copied by Kuhnau and Meissner), Hautb: d'Amour I and II, Violino Imo, Violino 2do, Viola (all copied by Kuhnaus and Meissner with annotation by J. S. Bach), continuo (untransposed in B minor, copied by Kuhnau with figures throughout copied by J. S. Bach), continuo (duplicate part, untransposed without figures, copyist 2), continuo (transposed to A minor with figures for the recitative movements 2 and 4, copied by Johann Heinrich Bach, likely the figures as well), and continuo (duplicate, transposed to A minor without figures, copyist 3)
  • Cover title supplied from Marshal, R. L., ed. Johann Sebastian Bach, p. 113 (from the original cover now joined with another set manuscript parts held at the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussicher Kulturbesitz), mus. ms. Bach St 90.
Binding note
In folder, together with M 151
Language note
Text in German.
Staff notation.
Soprano part acquired 26 May 1983 (Sotheby's London, lot 3) and instrumental parts 22 November 1984 (Sotheby's London, lot 405), both via Albi Rosenthal.
  • Marshall, R. L. Kritischer Bericht to J. S. Bach: Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, Ser. 1, Bd. 19: Kantaten zum 9. und 10. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (1989), pp. 103-135.
  • Schulze, H.-J. and C Wolff. Bach Compendium: Vokalwerke, Teil II (1987), pp. 491-93 (A 116)
  • Marshall, R. L., ed. Johann Sebastian Bach: cantata autographs in American collections (1985), pp. 265-66.
  • Needham, William H. Scheide: fifty years of collectioning (2004), p. 88 (no. 395)
Cite as
Scheide Library, Princeton University. M 153.
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Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Germany Leipzig.
Other title(s)
Dom. 9 post Trinit : Thue Rechung! Donner Wort etc. â 4 Vocibus 2 Hautb. d'Amour, 2 Violini, Viola con Continuo / di Sign: J S Bach.
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