Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Christenkinder, freuet euch! (No.7)

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Feldmahler (2006/5/18)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 7 (pp.349-94)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1857. Plate B.W. VII.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907), piano reduction
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1891). Plate J.S.B. I.40
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). K 9319
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Aria: Christenkinder, freuet euch! (No.7)

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General Information

Work Title Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes
Alternative. Title For This the Son of God has Appeared
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 40
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements
  1. Chorus: Dazu ist erschienen (F major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Das Wort ward Fleisch und wohnet in der Welt (F major-B major)
  3. Choral: Die Sünd macht Leid (G minor)
  4. Aria (Bass): Höllische Schlange (D minor)
  5. Recitativo (Alto): Die Schlange (B major)
  6. Choral: Schüttle deinen Kopf und sprich (D minor)
  7. Aria (Tenor): Christenkinder, freuet euch! (F major)
  8. Choral: Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder (F minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723
First Performance. 1723-12-26 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1857 (BGA)*
  • Selections published earlier in collections
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 2nd day of Christmas
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (ATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings, continuo
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Dazu ist erschienen. A festive opening chorus in imitation. re-used as Mass BWV 233/VI
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Das Wort ward Fleisch und wohnet in der Welt. Secco recitative.
  3. Choral: Die Sünd macht Leid. The first of three (plain) chorales in this cantata.
  4. Aria (Bass): Höllische Schlange. "A movement of full-blooded drama"1.
  5. Recitativo (Alto): Die Schlange. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Schüttle deinen Kopf und sprich. The second chorale.
  7. Aria (Tenor): Christenkinder, freuet euch! Many elaborate melismas give this movement too a joyous character.
  8. Choral: Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder. The final chorale and movement of this cantata.

Print Sources Consulted

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