Das ist je gewißlich wahr (This is now the gospel truth), BWV 141, is a church cantata formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, but composed by Georg Philipp Telemann.
History and text
The cantata was composed for the third Sunday of Advent in 1719 or 1720. The libretto is based on a reading of 1 Timothy 1:15, and a text by Johann Friedrich Helbig.
Scoring and structure
This piece is scored for three vocal soloists (alto, tenor, and bass), a four-part choir, two oboes, two violins, viola, and basso continuo.
The cantata has four movements:
- Tenor aria
- Alto recitative
- Bass aria
- Alsfelder Vokalensemble / I Febiarmionici. Apocryphal Bach Cantatas II. Radio Bremen, 2001.
The first source is the score.