Trinitatis XI

Bach Cantata Day Information:
Trinitatis XI or 11th Sunday after Trinitatis

11th Sunday after Trinitatis. Liturgical period : Ordinary time II.

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Music for this day

  • Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199
    (first performance 12 August 1714, Weimar period)
  • Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179
    (first performance 8 August 1723, Leipzig period)
  • Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113
    (first performance 20 August 1724, Leipzig period)


Trinitatis XI is the 11th Sunday after Trinitatis. We have 3 Bach cantatas for this liturgical day.

Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199, is special in many ways. First, the original BWV catalog only ran up to 198 when the original Bachgesellschaft suspended itself in 1900. But in 1911 an original Bach manuscript of this cantata was discovered. It is an early Weimar cantata, in which Bach is experimenting with this new musical form, the cantata, which was gaining popularity over the older motet form of liturgical music.

Bach performed BWV 199 again at later dates in Weimar and Köthen, illustrated by loose changes to some of the movements, as found in several manuscripts. And so he performed it also in Leipzig in 1723, after the sermon on Trinitatis XI. Before the sermon he had a new cantata, Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179. But the version by Christophe Coin I'm presenting to you is the original Weimar version.

Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113, dates from the second Leipzig cycle, and that makes it a choral cantata, based on a hymn by Bartholomäus Ringwaldt from 1588.


Extra information

Trinitatis XI is the 11th Sunday after Trinitatis. We have 3 Bach cantatas for this liturgical day.

Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199, is special in many ways. First, the original BWV catalog only ran up to 198 when the original Bachgesellschaft suspended itself in 1900. But in 1911 an original Bach manuscript of this cantata was discovered. It is an early Weimar cantata, in which Bach is experimenting with this new musical form, the cantata, which was gaining popularity over the older motet form of liturgical music.

Bach performed BWV 199 again at later dates in Weimar and Köthen, illustrated by loose changes to some of the movements, as found in several manuscripts. And so he performed it also in Leipzig in 1723, after the sermon on Trinitatis XI. Before the sermon he had a new cantata, Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179. But the version by Christophe Coin I'm presenting to you is the original Weimar version.

Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113, dates from the second Leipzig cycle, and that makes it a choral cantata, based on a hymn by Bartholomäus Ringwaldt from 1588.

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Image of the day

A statue of Johann Sebastian Bach in Weimar.

A statue of Johann Sebastian Bach in Weimar.