List of works by Johann Ludwig Krebs

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This page lists the compositions of Johann Ludwig Krebs as compiled by Felix Friedrich in the Krebs-Werkeverzeichnis (Krebs Works Catalogue).

The catalogue is divided into nine sections by category, with each work assigned a Krebs-WV number (sometimes seen as KrebsWV or KWV in recordings and other sources). Unassigned numbers were left at the end of each section to accommodate future discoveries or attributions while maintaining the category structure.

The order within each category is not chronological, as many of Krebs' works cannot be dated. The order within published collections, such as the Clavier-Übung, was maintained.

Questions of authorship were addressed in several ways. A number of anonymous works were listed in the final section (Krebs-WV 9xx) that have been attributed to Krebs but cannot be verified. There are also a number of works that are ascribed to Krebs and other composers in various sources. These were included in the main sections but noted as such.

The Eight Short Preludes and Fugues, originally attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as BWV 553–560, were not included in the Krebs-WV. The authorship of these pieces has been debated for many years, with Krebs, his father Johann Tobias Krebs and other students of Bach suggested as the true author. Professor Friedrich elected not to include the pieces in the catalogue, noting that recent scholarship, including the critical reports submitted for the New Bach Edition, has viewed Krebs's authorship with extreme doubt, and that no new insights on the issue have emerged in recent years.

Contents

Masses, cantatas, motets and arias (Krebs-WV 1xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
100 Oratorio funebre Dramma per Musica
101 Missa (brevis) in F major
102 Sanctus in D major
103 Sanctus in D major
104 Sanctus in F major BWV Anh. II 27/Anh. III 167
105 Magnificat in D major
106 Cantata Der Herr hat Großes an uns getan
107 Cantata Erthönt erfreute Andachts-Lieder Music lost.
108 Cantata Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen
109 Cantata Herzlich tut mich verlangen
110 Cantata Jesu, meine Freude
111 * Cantata Lobet den Herrn in seinem Heiligtum Also attributed to his son, Johann Gottfried Krebs.
112 Cantata Seid barmherzig, wie auch euer Vater barmherzig ist
113 Cantata Uns ist ein Kind
150 Magnificat in F major
151 Motet Enforsche mich, Gott
152 Motet Tröste uns Gott, unser Heiland Music lost.
153 Aria Bist du noch fern

Orchestral works (Krebs-WV 2xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
200 Sinfonia in C minor 2 Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo
201 Sinfonia in E Flat major 2 Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo
202 Concerto for Lute and Strings in C major
203 Concerto for Lute and Strings in F major
204 Concerto for Oboe, Harpsichord and Strings in B minor

Chamber music (Krebs-WV 3xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
300 Sonata I in A major Sonatas da camera for harpsichord with flute or violin (publ. 1760)
301 Sonata II in G major Sonatas da camera for harpsichord with flute or violin (publ. 1760)
302 Sonata III in C major Sonatas da camera for harpsichord with flute or violin (publ. 1760)
303 Sonata IV in E minor Sonatas da camera for harpsichord with flute or violin (publ. 1760)
304 Sonata V in A minor Sonatas da camera for harpsichord with flute or violin (publ. 1760)
305 Sonata VI in D major Sonatas da camera for harpsichord with flute or violin (publ. 1760)
306 Sonata I in D major Two Sonatas for harpsichord and flute or violin (publ. c.1752)
307 Sonata II in G major Two Sonatas for harpsichord and flute or violin (publ. c.1752)
308 Sonata I in E Flat major Six Sonatas for solo violin and bass (publ. 1767)
309 Sonata II in B-flat major Six Sonatas for solo violin and bass (publ. 1767)
310 Sonata III in A major Six Sonatas for solo violin and bass (publ. 1767)
311 Sonata IV in C minor Six Sonatas for solo violin and bass (publ. 1767)
312 Sonata V in E-flat major Six Sonatas for solo violin and bass (publ. 1767)
313 Sonata VI in A minor Six Sonatas for solo violin and bass (publ. 1767)
314 Sonata I in D major Three Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
315 Sonata II in E major Three Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
316 Sonata III in C major Three Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
317 Trio I in D major Six Trios for flute I, flute II or violin, and harpsichord (publ. c.1743)
318 Trio II in B minor Six Trios for flute I, flute II or violin, and harpsichord (publ. c.1743)
319 Trio III in A minor Six Trios for flute I, flute II or violin, and harpsichord (publ. c.1743)
320 Trio IV in E minor Six Trios for flute I, flute II or violin, and harpsichord (publ. c.1743)
321 Trio V in G major Six Trios for flute I, flute II or violin, and harpsichord (publ. c.1743)
322 Trio VI in A minor Six Trios for flute I, flute II or violin, and harpsichord (publ. c.1743)
323 Trio I in D minor Sonatas for flute and violin with bass (publ. 1763)
324 Trio II in D minor Sonatas for flute and violin with bass (publ. 1763)
325 Trio III in D major Sonatas for flute and violin with bass (publ. 1763)
326 Trio in A minor / C major
327 Sonata in A major
328 Sonata in C major

Free organ works (Krebs-WV 4xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
400 Prelude and Fugue in C major
401 Prelude in C major Formerly attributed to J. S. Bach as BWV 567
402 Prelude and Fugue in C minor
403 Prelude in C minor
404 Prelude and Fugue in D major
405 Prelude and Fugue in D minor
406 Toccata and Fugue in E major
407 Prelude and Fugue in F minor
408 Prelude and Fugue in F minor Published as separate pieces in Weinberger's edition (vol. II, nos. 3 & 14). There is no autograph for the prelude. It first appears, paired with the fugue, in 19th-century published editions. An autograph for the fugue exists, but it bears no indication of an accompanying prelude. So while the works are a harmonious combination, there is no definitive evidence that Krebs intended them to be paired. Weinberger publishes them separately but performs them together in his recording. Weinberger, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1985. (Weinberger 2001-2007). Friedrich combines them in the catalogue but performs them separately in his recording.
409 * Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major Fugue also attributed to J. S. Bach (BWV Anh. II 97/Anh. III 181)
410 Prelude and Fugue in G major
411 Toccata and Fugue in A minor
412 Prelude in F major
413 Prelude in F major
414 Prelude in C major
415 Prelude in C major
416 Prelude
417 Prelude
418 Fantasia in F major
419 Fantasia in F major
420 Fantasia and Fugue in F major
421 Fantasia in F major
422 Fantasia á gusto italiano
423 Fantasia and Fugue fragment in G major
424 * Fantasia in A major (An imitation of the Nightingale) Attribution doubted on stylistic grounds; possibly by his father, Johann Tobias Krebs.
425 Fugue in C minor
426 Fugue in C minor
427 Fugue in E flat major
428 Fugue in F major
429 Fugue in F minor
430 Fugue in G minor
431 Fugue in A minor
432 Fugue in A minor
433 Fugue in B flat major
434 Fugue in B flat major on B-A-C-H
435 Trio in C major
436 Trio in C major
437 Trio in C minor
438 Trio in C minor
439 Trio in D minor
440 Trio in D minor
441 Trio in D minor
442 Trio in E flat major
443 Trio in E flat major
444 Trio in E minor
445 Trio in E minor
446 Trio in F major
447 Trio in F major
448 Trio in F major
449 Trio in G major
450 Trio in A minor
451 Trio in B flat major
 ? Fuga in G minor No. 16 in G. Weinberger's J. L. Krebs Sämtliche Orgelwerke edition, Band II (1985).

Organ works based on chorales (Krebs-WV 5xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
Each work in part I of the Clavier-Übung (500-512) consists of a preambulum, a chorale setting, and a chorale alio modo (melody with b.c.)
500 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
501 Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
502 Jesu, meine Freude Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
503 Christ lag in Todesbanden Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
504 Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
505 Auf meinen lieben Gott Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
506 Vater unser im Himmelreich Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
507 Sei Lob und Ehr Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
508 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
509 Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
510 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
511 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
512 Jesus, meine Zuversicht Clavier-Übung, part I (publ. 1744)
513 Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen
514 * Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder Also attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach and to Gottfried August Homilius.
515 * Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder Anonymous chorale to which Krebs' name was inscribed at a later date. Possibly by Gottfried August Homilius.
516 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
517 * Auf meinen lieben Gott Also attributed to JS Bach (BWV 744, Emans 29).
518 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
519 Fantasia on Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele
520 * Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele Attributed to Krebs but uncertainty because of 520a. If 520a is by Bach, then perhaps Krebs added the pedals.
520a * Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele (variant, manuals only) Attributed to JS Bach (BWV deest, Emans 72)
521 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir a 2 Claviere e Pedal
522 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir per Canonem
523 Herr, ich habe mißgehandelt
524 Fantasia on Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend = BWV Anh. III 172
525 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut
526 Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr
527 Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr
528 * Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn Attributed to Krebs at a later date, but doubtful on stylistic grounds. Possibly by Christian Friedrich Rolle.
529 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
529a Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (variant)
530 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
531 Jesu, der du meine Seele
532 * Jesu, meine Freude Doubts due to stylistic issues and the unreliability of the only source.
533 Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
534 * Jesu, meines Lebens Leben Manuscript bears no attribution of authorship but follows five chorales that have been attributed to Krebs, and is consistent with his style.
535 Fantasia sopra Jesus, meine Zuversicht
536 Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht
537 * Prelude on Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht Questionable on stylistic grounds, perhaps by Johann Gottfried Krebs or Ehrenfried Christian Traugott Krebs.
538 Trio on Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir
539 Mitten wir im Leben sind
540 Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein
541 Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein
542 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
543 O Gott, du frommer Gott
544 O König, dessen Majestät
545 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
546 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
547 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz
548 Fantasia on Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen
548a Fantasia on Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen (variant)
549 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
550 Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden
551 Fantasia on Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten
552 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
553 Wir glauben all an einen Gott Three verses
554 Wir glauben all an einen Gott Cantus firmus in tenor.
554a Wir glauben all an einen Gott (variant) Double pedal, cantus firmus in soprano.
554b Wir glauben all an einen Gott (variant) Cantus firmus in soprano.
554c * Wir glauben all an einen Gott (variant) Double pedal, cantus firmus in soprano. Previously attributed to Bach (BWV 740) but now generally considered to be by Krebs.BWV 740 was not included in the New Bach Edition (Emans 2008).
555 Wo soll ich fliehen hin
556 Zeuch ein zu deinen Toren

Free works for organ and a second instrument (Krebs-WV 6xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
600 Fantasia in C major trumpet and organ
601 Fantasia in C major flute and organ
602 Fantasia in F major oboe and organ
603 Fantasia in F major oboe and organ
604 Fantasia in F minor oboe and organ

Works based on chorales for organ and a second instrument (Krebs-WV 7xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
700 Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit corno da caccia and organ
701 Gott der Vater wohn uns bei trumpet and organ
702 Herr Jesu Christ, meines Lebens Licht oboe and organ
703 Herzlich lieb ich dich, o Herr trumpet and organ
704 Ich hab in Gottes Herz oboe and organ
705 In allen meinen Taten trumpet and organ
706 Jesu, meine Freude oboe and organ
707 Komm, Heiliger Geist oboe and organ
708 Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn oboe and organ
709 Meine Seel ermuntre dich oboe and organ
710 O Gott, du frommer Gott oboe and organ
711 Treuer Gott, ich muß dir klagan oboe and organ
712 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme trumpet and organ
713 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme clarino and organ
714 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme trumpet and organ
715 Wie schön leucht uns der Morgenstern oboe and organ

Keyboard works (Krebs-WV 8xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
800 Suite in C major Clavier-Übung, part II (publ. 1744)
801 Sonatina Prima in A minor Clavier-Übung, part III (publ. 1744)
802 Sonatina Seconda in D major Clavier-Übung, part III (publ. 1744)
803 Sonatina Terza in C minor Clavier-Übung, part III (publ. 1744)
804 Sonatina Quarta in B flat major Clavier-Übung, part III (publ. 1744)
805 Sonatina Quinta in E flat major Clavier-Übung, part III (publ. 1744)
806 Sonatina Sesta in F minor Clavier-Übung, part III (publ. 1744)
807 Suite I in D major Six Suites from Clavier-Übung, part IV (publ. 1746)
808 Suite II in B minor Six Suites from Clavier-Übung, part IV (publ. 1746)
809 Suite III in E-flat major Six Suites from Clavier-Übung, part IV (publ. 1746)
810 Suite IV in C major Six Suites from Clavier-Übung, part IV (publ. 1746)
811 Suite V in F major Six Suites from Clavier-Übung, part IV (publ. 1746)
812 Suite VI in C minor Six Suites from Clavier-Übung, part IV (publ. 1746)
813 Prelude I in C major Six Preludes from Pieces, part I (publ. 1740)
814 Prelude II in D minor Six Preludes from Pieces, part I (publ. 1740)
815 Prelude III in E minor Six Preludes from Pieces, part I (publ. 1740)
816 Prelude IV in F major Six Preludes from Pieces, part I (publ. 1740)
817 Prelude V in G major Six Preludes from Pieces, part I (publ. 1740)
818 Prelude VI in A minor Six Preludes from Pieces, part I (publ. 1740)
819 Suite in A minor (nach dem heutiger Gusto) Pieces, part II (publ. 1741)
820 Overture in G minor (in Franzöischen Gout) Pieces, part III (publ. 1741)
821 Concerto in G major (in Italiänischen Gusto) Pieces, part IV (publ. 1743)
822 Partita I Lost
823 Partita II in B-flat major
824 Partita III Lost
825 Partita IV in A minor
826 Partita V Lost
827 Partita VI in E-flat major
827a Partita VI in E-flat major (later version)
828 Sonata I in A minor Four Sonatas for solo harpsichord (publ. 1763)
829 Sonata II in D major Four Sonatas for solo harpsichord (publ. 1763)
830 Sonata III in G minor Four Sonatas for solo harpsichord (publ. 1763)
831 Sonata IV in B-flat major Four Sonatas for solo harpsichord (publ. 1763)
832 Sonata I in C major Six Keyboard Sonatas (1713)
833 Sonata II in G major Six Keyboard Sonatas (1713)
834 Sonata III in B-flat major Six Keyboard Sonatas (1713)
835 Sonata IV in D major Six Keyboard Sonatas (1713)
836 Sonata V in F major Six Keyboard Sonatas (1713)
837 Sonata VI in D minor Six Keyboard Sonatas (1713)
838 Sonata in A minor
839 Divertimento
840 Concerto in A minor
841 * Aria di Krebs Doubts due to stylistic issues.
842 * Menuet Doubtful, likely by Johann Christoph Schmügel.
843 Fugue in C major
844 Fugue in E major
845 Fugue in F major
846 Fugue in F minor
847 Fugue in G major
848 Fugue in A minor

Doubtful works (Krebs-WV 9xx)

Krebs-WV Composition Notes
900 * Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder oboe d'amore and organ. KrebsWV 900-907, 909-910 are from an unattributed collection which bears Krebs' name in a pencilled note. Several have been attributed to Homilius, while the rest are unverified. (Friedrich 2009, p. 183)
901 * Allein zu dir Herr Jesu Christ oboe d'amore and organ. See above.
902 * Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ oboe and organ. See above.
903 * Jesus meine Zuversicht trombone, oboe and organ. See above.
904 * Keinen hat Gott verlassen oboe and organ. See above.
905 * O du allersüßeste Freude oboe and organ. See above.
906 * O Gott, du frommer Gott oboe and organ. See above.
907 * O Gott, du frommer Gott oboe d'amore and organ. See above.
908 * Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Fragment, possibly by August Gottfried Ritter.
909 * Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen oboe and organ. See above.
910 * Wer weiß wie nahe mir mein Ende oboe and organ. See above.

Lost works

Composition Notes
I. Cantata Erthönt erfreute Andachts-Lieder See Krebs-WV 107.
II. Motet Tröste uns Gott, unser Heiland See Krebs-WV 153.
III. 21 Chorales Listed in a catalog by Hoffmeister and Kühnel with no further information. Considered lost.
IV. 27 Chorales Listed in a catalog by Breitkopf. Considered lost.
V. Toccata From a note in a private collection. Unknown whether this is for Krebs-WV 406 or 411, or for a previously unknown work.


Sources

Work list at Wikipedia