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You, who the name of Christ have taken (Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet)

Cantata for the 13th Sunday after Trinity

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Soli SATB, SATB Choir, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Cantata for the 13th Sunday after Trinity. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Frieder Rempp. Arranged by Paul Horn. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Whitsun. Vocal score. Composed 1725. BWV 164. 28 pages. Duration 17 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.164/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3116403).

Item Number: CA.3116403

ISBN 9790007187187. Language: German/English.

This six-movement cantata was performed for the first time on 26 August 1725 in Leipzig. The text was written by Bach's Weimar cantata poet Salomon Franck and had been published earlier in 1715 in his collection Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer. Here, Bach bases his work around the form of the Weimar cantatas which take their texts from Franck's printed collection (BWV 132, 152, 161-163, 165): movements 1-5 are performed by vocal soloists, whilst only the final chorus is given to the chorus. The key concepts of the text are Barmherzigkeit [compassion], Erbarmen [mercy] and wahre Christenliebe [true Christian love]; the chamber music arrangement of the cantata corresponds with this. The two arias for tenor and alto, and the duet for soprano and bass do not contain da capo sections, but repeat the entire text in a condensed form. The instruments do not contrast as a rule, but are treated as a string group (movements 1, 4), duetting (movement 3), and as full unison (movement 5). What is remarkable in all three movements is the thematic linking of the instrumental ritornello parts with the vocal parts through which Bach achieves a kind of unity of form. Score available separately - see item CA.3116400.

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