BWV Catalogue

The following is a listing of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach that have been mentioned in Boulder Bach Beat. They are grouped thematically, not chronologically, according to the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (Bach Works Catalogue), the universally accepted numbering system for his works.

Church Cantatas

BWV 4  Christ lag in Todesbanden (Easter, probably by 1708)

BWV 6  Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden (Easter Monday, 2 April 1725)

BWV 12  Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (Easter III, 22 April 1714)

BWV 21  Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (Trinity III, 17 June 1714)

BWV 29  Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (27 August 1731)

BWV 36  Schwingt freudig euch empor (Advent I, 2 December 1731)

BWV 51  Jauchzeit Gott in allen Landen! (Trinity XV, ?17 September 1730)

BWV 54  Widerstehe doch der Sünde (Oculi or Trinity VII, 4 March or 15 July 1714)

BWV 57  Selig ist der Mann (second day of Christmas, 26 December 1725)

BWV 61  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Advent I, 2 December 1714)

BWV 106  Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (funeral, probably by 1708)

BWV 114  Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost (Trinity XVII, 1 October 1724)

BWV 115  Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit (Trinity XXII, 5 November 1724)

BWV 127  Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott (Quinquagesima, 11 February 1725)

BWV 140  Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Trinity XXVII, 25 November 1731)

BWV 147  Herz und Mut und Tat und Leben (Visitation, 2 July 1723)

BWV 152  Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn (First Sunday after Christmas, 30 December 1714)

BWV 170  Vergnügte Ruh’, beliebte Seelenlust (Trinity VI, 28 July 1726)

BWV 172  Erschallet, ihr Lieder (Whit Sunday, 20 May 1714)

BWV 174  Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte (Whit Monday, 6 June 1729)

BWV 182  Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (Palm Sunday, 25 March 1714)

BWV 187  Es wartet alles auf dich (Trinity VII, 4 August 1726)

BWV 199  Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut (Trinity XI, 12 August 1714)

Secular Cantatas

BWV 198  Trauerode: Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl (17 October 1727)

BWV 202  Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (?1718-23)

BWV 207  Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten (c11 December 1726)

BWV 208  Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! (Weimar, 23 February 1713)

BWV 211  Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht or Coffee Cantata (c1734-5)

BWV 212  Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet (30 August 1742)

BWV 249a  Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen (23 February 1725)

BWV 249b  Die Feier des Genius: Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrüttet, Ihr Sterne (25 August 1726)

Masses, Magnificat Settings, etc.

BWV 232  Mass in B minor (assembled c1747-9)

BWV 233  Missa brevis in F Major

BWV 234  Missa brevis in A Major

BWV 235  Missa brevis in G minor

BWV 236  Missa brevis in G Major

BWV 243a  Magnificat in E flat Major (Christmas Day, 1723)

BWV 243  Magnificat in D Major (revision of 243a, c1728-31)

Passions and Oratorios

BWV 11  Ascension Oratorio (Ascension, 19 May 1735)

BWV 244b  St. Matthew Passion (Good Friday, 11 April 1727 and/or Good Friday, 1728/1729)

BWV 244  St. Matthew Passion (Good Friday, 30 March 1736)

BWV 245  St. John Passion (Good Friday, 7 April 1724 and Good Friday, 30 March 1725, c1730 and late 1740s)

BWV 247  St. Mark Passion (Good Friday, 23 March 1731)

BWV 248  Christmas Oratorio (Christmas through Epiphany, 1734-5)

BWV 249  Easter Oratorio (Easter, 1 April 1725 as a cantata, revised as an oratorio 1732-5)

Motets

BWV 225  Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (1726-7)

BWV 226  Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (20 October 1729)

BWV 227  Jesu, meine Freude (?18 July 1723)

BWV 228  Fürchte dich nicht (?4 February 1726)

BWV 229  Komm, Jesu, komm! (c1725-1749)

BWV 230  Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Leipzig, ?1720s)

BWV Anh. 159  Ich lasse dich nicht (Arnstadt, 3 July 1713)

Chorales, Sacred Songs and Arias

BWV 478  Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel’ge Ruh’! 

Organ

BWV 532  Fugue in D Major (before 1712-13)

BWV 565  Toccata and Fugue in D minor (?pre-Weimar, before 1708)

BWV 572  Fantasia in G Major (?by c1712)

BWV 577  Fugue in G Major (spurious)

BWV 582  Passacaglia in C minor (?1708-12 , or later)

BWV 587  Aria in F Major

BWV 599-644  The Orgelbüchlein (Weimar)

BWV 608  In dulci jubilo

BWV 599  Nun komm” der Heiden Heiland

BWV 645  Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (from BWV 140)

BWV 650  Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (19 August 1725)

BWV 653  An Wasserflüssen Babylon

BWV 662  Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’

BWV 680  Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott

BWV 767  Partite diverse sopra il Corale “O Gott, du frommer Gott” (completed by c1715, begun c1704)

BWV 768  Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig (completed by c1715, begun c1704)

BWV 804  Duetto no. 3 in G Major (Clavier-Übung III, Leipzig, 1739)

Other Keyboard

BWV 772-86  Fifteen Inventions or Clavier-Büchlein for W. F. Bach (Cöthen, 1723)

BWV 787-801  Sinfonias (Cöthen, 1723)

BWV 806-11  English Suites (by 1724-5)

BWV 811  Suite in D minor

BWV 812-17  French Suites (Cöthen, 1722-5)

BWV 814  Suite no. 3 in B minor

BWV 820  Overture in F Major (Weimar, 1708-14 or earlier)

BWV 825-30  Partitas or Clavier-Übung I (Leipzig, 1726-31 and as op. 1 in 1731)

BWV 825  Partita in B flat Major

BWV 826  Partita in C minor

BWV 827  Partita in A minor

BWV 828  Partita in D Major

BWV 829  Partita in G Major

BWV 830  Partita in E minor

BWV 831  Overture in B minor (Leipzig, 1735)

BWV 846-69  The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I (Cöthen, 1722)

BWV 870-93  The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II (Leipzig, 1738-42 and some pieces earlier, 1720s)

BWV 870  Prelude and Fugue in C Major

BWV 903a  Chromatic fantasia in D minor (Cöthen, by 1723)

BWV 922  Fantasia in A minor (doubtful)

BWV 948  Fugue in D minor (doubtful)

BWV 971  Concerto nach italiänischem Gusto or Italian Concerto ((Leipzig, 1735)

BWV 981  Concerto in C minor (Weimar 1713-16)

BWV 982  Concerto in B flat Major (Weimar 1713-16)

BWV 984  Concerto in C Major (Weimar 1713-16)

BWV 987  Concerto in D minor (Weimar 1713-16)

BWV 988  Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungern or Goldberg Variations or Clavier-Übung IV (Nürnberg, 1741-2)

Lute

BWV 995  Suite in G minor (Leipzig, 1727-31; arrangement of BWV 1011)

BWV 996  Suite in E minor (Weimar, c1708-17 or earlier)

BWV 997  Partita in C minor (Leipzig, 1737-41)

BWV 999  Prelude in C minor (Cöthen, c1720)

BWV 1000  Fugue in G minor (?Leipzig, c1725; arrangement of fugue from violin sonata (BWV 1001))

BWV 1006a  Partita in E Major (arrangement of violin partita BWV 1006)

Chamber

BWV 1001-6  Sonatas and Partitas, solo violin (Cöthen, 1720)

BWV 1001  Sonata in G minor

BWV 1002  Partita in B minor

BWV 1003  Sonata in A minor

BWV 1004 Partita in D minor

BWV 1006  Partita in E Major

BWV 1007-12  Suites, solo violoncello (Cöthen, c1720)

BWV 1007  Suite in G Major

BWV 1009  Suite in C Major

BWV 1014-1019  Sonatas, harpsichord and violin (Cöthen, 1717-23)

BWV 1017  Sonata in C minor

BWV 1018  Sonata in F minor

BWV 1019  Sonata in G Major

BWV 1027-9  Sonatas, harpsichord and viola da gamba (c1720-1739)

BWV 1027  Sonata in G Major

BWV 1028  Sonata in D Major

BWV 1029  Sonata in G minor

BWV 1034  Sonata in E minor, flute and basso continuo (?Cöthen, 1717-20)

BWV 1035  Sonata in E Major, flute and basso continuo (Leipzig or Potsdam, ? July-August 1741)

BWV 1039  Sonata in in G Major, two flutes and basso continuo (Cöthen, c1720)

Orchestral

BWV 769  Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her (June 1747)

 

BWV 1041  Concerto for Violin in A minor (Cöthen, 1717-23)

BWV 1042  Concerto for Violin in E Major (Cöthen, 1717-23)

BWV 1043  Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (Cöthen, 1717-23)

BWV 1046-1051  Brandenburg Concertos (Weimar, Cöthen, before 1720-21)

BWV 1046  Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F Major (?Cöthen, by 24 March 1721)

BWV 1047  Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F Major (by 24 March 1721)

BWV 1048  Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major (by 24 March 1721)

BWV 1049  Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in D Major (by 24 March 1721)

BWV 1050  Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in B flat Major (by 24 March 1721)

BWV 1051  Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in F (by 24 March 1721)

BWV 1053  Concerto in E Major, harpsichord (Leipzig, c1738-9)

BWV 1056  Concerto in F minor, harpsichord (Leipzig, c1738-9)

BWV 1066  Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C Major (late Cöthen or early Leipzig, by 1724-5)

BWV 1067  Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor (Leipzig, c1738-9)

BWV 1068  Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D Major (Leipzig, c1729-31)

BWV 1068  Air on a G String

BWV 1073  Canon à 4. Voc: perpetuus (Weimar, 2 August 1713)

BWV 1079  Musical Offering (Leipzig, 1747)

BWV 1080  Art of Fugue (Leipzig, c1740-45)

BWV 1087  Fourteen Canons or Verschiedene Canones (Leipzig, 1742-6)

BWV 1087  Fourteen Canons or Verschiedene Canones (Leipzig, 1742-6)

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