Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund (No.4)

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Michrond (2016/2/20)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/29)

Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXVI.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)
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Aria: Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Das neugeborne Kindelein
Alternative. Title The newborn little child
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 122
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. [Chorale]: Das neugeborne Kindelein (G minor)
  2. Aria (Bass): O Menschen, die ihr täglich sündigt (C minor)
  3. Recitativo (Soprano): Die Engel, welche sich zuvor (G minor)
  4. Aria [+ Chorale] (Soprano, Tenor, Alto): Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund (D minor)
  5. Recitativo (Bass): Dies ist ein Tag, den selbst der Herr gemacht (B major-G minor)
  6. Choral: Es bringt das rechte Jubeljahr (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-12-31 in Leipzig
Librettist Cyriakus Schneegass (1546-1597)(Hymn)
Language German
Dedication 1st Sunday after Christmas
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

For the Sunday after Christmas.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Das neugeborne Kindelein. A "strikingly brief and compact" opening chorus, full of the sounds of oboes and violins in unison1. The structure is not as imitative as many others of Bach.
  2. Aria (Bass): O Menschen, die ihr täglich sündigt. A continuo aria "impassioned, chromatically tormented" throughout.
  3. Recitativo (Soprano): Die Engel, welche sich zuvor. Recitative with three recorders.
  4. Aria[ + Chorale] (Soprano, Tenor, Alto): Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund. Soprano and tenor sing free material around the alto cantus firmus while the bass continuously plays an ostinato rhythmic pattern.
  5. Recitativo (Bass): Dies ist ein Tag, den selbst der Herr gemacht. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Es bringt das rechte Jubeljahr. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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