This overture is the opening of the 146th Church Cantata
. It is scored for full string orchestra with organ obbligato and is the original form of the first movement of the later and better known Piano Concerto in D minor
. In its early form this work lends itself more readily to a modern piano adaptation than in the later Concerto form.
Wir müssen durch viel trübsal in das reich Gottes eingehen.