Choir and piano Soprano voice, Alto voice, Tenor voice, and Bass voice (Soli), SATB Choir, Piano
Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe. Edited by Paul von Waldersee & Karel Torvik. Arranged by Gunther Raphael. This edition: Paperback. Sacred Cantata, Original Works, Transcriptions, Choral. Baroque Period; Sacred/Hymns, German. Large Vocal Score. With Text Language: German, English. Composed ca1708. Duration 18 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z4521).
Item Number: SA.Z4521
ISBN 9781932419405. 8.27 x 11.69 inches.
A newly engraved vocal score carefully edited and revised from Raphael's reduction issued in conjunction with Bach Gesellschaft edition. One of Bach's earliest extant works (dated 1708 or 1709), this cantata was likely influenced by the those of Dietrich Buxtehude. The opening string sinfonia is follwed by a short opening chorus in motet style. After a brief attractive aria (for soprano), another chorus, also in motet style, commences with an ascending scale after which the line is handed off brilliantly between the various parts. This is followed by a trio for alto, tenor and bass and another chorus featuring a fugal finale. The last movement is a choral chaconne that so impressed Johannes Brahms (one of the few original subscribers to the Bach Gesellschaft edition) that he quoted the bass line in last movement of his "Symphony No. 4." All in the space of a little over fifteen minutes.