Trinitatis X or 10th Sunday after Trinitatis
Today is Trinitatis X or the 10th Sunday after Trinitatis. Just like last Sunday three cantatas for you from the first three annual cantata cycles Bach created in Leipzig.
When arriving in Leipzig in 1723, Bach first used Weimar cantatas to fulfill his weekly cantata duty. On Trinitatis IX and X he wrote 2 new cantatas on a large scale. Last Sunday you could listen to Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht, BWV 105, and today there's Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei, BWV 46, clearly created in a similar inspirational flow. The libretto from an unknown poet is based on Jesus' prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem.
Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101, is a chorale cantata from the second Leipzig cycle, based on a hymn with the same name from 1584 by Martin Moller.
Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102, is part of the series of cantatas based on lyrics by the Count of Saksen-Meiningen, which he got to know through cantatas written by his distant cousin Johann Ludwig.
- Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei, BWV 46
(first performance 1 August 1723, Leipzig period)
- Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101
(first performance 13 August 1724, Leipzig period)
- Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102
(first performance 25 August 1726, Leipzig period)
The Netherlands Bach Society website (in Dutch) has more information and a performance of BWV 102:
WBC51-Trinitatis X or 10th Sunday after Trinitatis
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Image of the day
Wood engraving of the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, 1592. The Nikolaikirche was also under the supervision of Bach as Thomaskantor, and he performed many cantatas there too.