Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 95 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 22
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 3. Chorale: Valet will ich dir geben
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Work Title Christus, der ist mein Leben
Alternative Title Christ, He is my Life
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 95
Key G major
Movements/Sections 7 movements
  1. [Chorale + Recitative] (Tenor): Christus, der ist mein Leben (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Nun, falsche Welt! (D minor-B minor)
  3. Chorale (Soprano): Valet will ich dir geben (D major)
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Ach könnte mir doch bald so wohl geschehn (B minor-A major)
  5. Aria (Tenor): Ach, schlage doch bald, selge Stunde (D major)
  6. Recitativo (Bass): Denn ich weiß dies (B minor-G major)
  7. Choral: Weil du vom Tod erstanden bist (G major)
Year/Date of Composition 1723
First Performance 1723-09-12
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average Duration 21 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 oboes d'amore, horn, strings, continuo
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

16th Sunday after Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale + Recitative] (Tenor): Christus, der ist mein Leben. Beginning with "an intimate melody of yearning for death,"1 the movement is an intense reflection of the text. The chorus then lapses into secco recitative.
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Nun, falsche Welt! Secco recitative.
  3. Chorale (Soprano): Valet will ich dir geben. The soprano sings the plain chorale melody over continuo alone at first, and then oboes d'amore.
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Ach könnte mir doch bald so wohl geschehn. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Tenor): Ach, schlage doch bald, selge Stunde. For obbligato oboe d'amore and pizzicato strings. The voice and the oboe are highly contrasted in nature.
  6. Recitativo (Bass): Denn ich weiß dies. Secco recitative.
  7. Choral: Weil du vom Tod erstanden bist. A plain chorale setting, with an expressive first violin part.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
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