1st version: SATB choir, 2 horns, cornetto, 3 trombones; 2nd version: SATB choir, 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo, [2 oboes, taille (english horn), bassoon]
Funeral motet. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ulrich Leisinger. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht Motette. Sacred, Motets; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Occasions: Mourning, Death. Vocal score. Composed 1736/37 thru the first half of the 1740s. BWV 118. 8 pages. Duration 7 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3111803).
Item Number: CA.3111803
ISBN M-007-08879-8. Key: B-dur (b-flat major). Language: German/English. Text: Martin Behm.
Two versions survive: 1st version composed 1736/37, 2nd version in the first half of the 1740s. The versions differ only in instrumentation, and both are integrated in this edition.Score available separately - see item CA.3111800.