Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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7 more: 2. Chorus: 'Christ lag in Todes Banden' • 3. Duetto: 'Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt' • 4. Aria: 'Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn' • 5. Chorus: 'Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg' • 6. Aria: 'Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm' • 7. Duetto Aria: 'So feiern wir das hohe Fest' • 8. Chorale: 'Wir essen und leben wohl'

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7 more: 2. Chorus: 'Christ lag in Todes Banden' • 3. Duetto: 'Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt' • 4. Aria: 'Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn' • 5. Chorus: 'Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg' • 6. Aria: 'Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm' • 7. Duetto Aria: 'So feiern wir das hohe Fest' • 8. Chorale: 'Wir essen und leben wohl'

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Selections (Nos.1, 3, 5, 7-8)

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For Organ (Gouin)

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Duetto Aria: 'So feiern wir das hohe Fest' (No.7)

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Editor Moritz Hauptmann (1792–1868)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 1 (pp.95-124)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1851. Plate B.W. I.
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Editor Alfred Dürr (1918-2011)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 9. Kantaten zum 1. Ostertag (pp.1-40)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1985. Plate BA 5064.
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Copyist Christian Gottlob Meißner (1707–1760)
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8 more: Alto Trombone • Tenor Trombone • Bass Trombone • Violins I • Violins II • Violas I • Violas II • Continuo (Cellos, Basses, Keyboard)

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Arranger Gustav Schreck (1849-1918), piano reduction
Editor John Ebenezer West (1863-1929)
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Translator Paul England (ca.1863-1932), English text
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Arranger Gustav Schreck (1849-1918), piano reduction
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Translator Henry Sandwith Drinker (1880-1965), English text
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.(ca.1925). Plate 42644.
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5 more: Soprano Recorder • Alto Recorder 1 • Alto Recorder 2 • Tenor Recorder • Bass Recorder

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Chorus: 'Christ lag in Todes Banden' (No.2)

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Duetto: 'Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn' (No.4)

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Chorus: 'Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg' (No.5)

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Duetto Aria: 'So feiern wir das hohe Fest' (No.7)

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General Information

Work Title Christ lag in Todes Banden ; Christ lag in Todesbanden
Alternative. Title Christ lay in Death's Bonds
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 4 ; BC A 54a-b
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 736
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Sinfonia
  2. Chorus: Christ lag in Todes Banden
  3. Duetto (soprano, alto): Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt
  4. Aria (tenor): Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn
  5. Chorus: Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg
  6. Aria (bass): Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm
  7. Duetto Aria (soprano, tenor): So feiern wir das hohe Fest
  8. Chorale: Wir essen und leben wohl
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1707-08 in Mühlhausen
1724-25 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1707-08? in Mühlhausen (1st Performance)
1707-04-09 in Leipzig (2nd Performance)
1725-04-01 in Leipzig (3rd Performance)
First Publication. 1851 (BGA)
Librettist Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Language German
Dedication Easter Sunday
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: cornetto (3rd version), 3 trombones (3rd version), strings (2 violas), continuo
Primary Sources 1707 version, BC A54a (Bach Digital)
1724/25 versions, BC A54b (Bach Digital)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Bach.de (German)
Christ lag in Todesbanden - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Commentary on the movements, etc.

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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach