Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 112 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist (No.2)

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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.
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Aria: Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist (No.2)

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General Information

Work Title Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt
Alternative. Title The Lord is my faithful Shepherd
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 112
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
Versus I [Chorale]: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (G major)
Versus II Aria (Alto): Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist (E minor)
Versus III Recitativo (Bass):Und ob ich wandert im finstern Tal (C major-G major)
Versus IV [Duetto] (Soprano, Tenor): Du bereitest für mir einen Tisch (D major)
Versus V [Chorale]: Gutes und die Barmherzigkeit (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1731
First Performance. 1731-04-08 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1876 (BGA)
Librettist Wolfgang Meuslin (1497-1563), after Psalm 23
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday after Easter (Misericordias Domini)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: Soloists (SATB), mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 horns, 2 oboes d'amore, strings, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. Versus I [Chorale]: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt. Starting, unusually, with two solo horns, this movement is a full-textured, sonorous opening movement of the standard chorale-cantata type. The chorale (=Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr) is unusually prevalent, appearing in the continuo as early as measure 2.
  2. Versus II Aria (Alto): Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist. An aria in AA' form, with obbligato oboe d'amore representing the "pure water" of the text.
  3. Versus III Recitativo (Bass):Und ob ich wandert im finstern Tal. A walking bass introduces the opening section of this recitative, more like an aria than anything else. The second half of the movement is a plain recitative with string accompaniment.
  4. Versus IV [Duetto] (Soprano, Tenor): Du bereitest für mir einen Tisch. A movement full of quirky descending ornaments in all the parts, giving a vivacity to this movement that led Dürr to calll this a "joyous dance...a bourrée."1
  5. Versus V [Chorale]: Gutes und die Barmherzigkeit. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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