Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück, BWV 66a (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)
Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript, n.d.
Reprinted Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.
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Work Title Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück
Alternative. Title Since heaven cared for Anhalt's fame and bliss
Name Translations Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück, 66a
Name Aliases Le ciel a songé à la gloire et au bonheur d'Anhalt
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 296469810; BNF: 16724211s
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 66a ; BC G 4
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 291
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1718 in Cöthen
First Performance. 1718-12-10 in Cöthen
First Publication. 1895 (BGA) - fragment only
Librettist Christian Friedrich Hunold (1680-1721)
Language German
Dedication For the Birthday of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen [Serenata]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, bassoon, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article (BWV 66)
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information A Secular (congratulatory cantata) written in Cöthen, music later used in Leipzig (1724) with a sacred text. The Alto is "Anhalt's Felicity" and the Tenor "Fame." Scores and parts of this version lost.

Misc. Comments

The secular model for Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66; for more details, see "Version History" on the page for that cantata.

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach