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

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BWV0112.pdf
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Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
First edition

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.

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PMLP04365-bwv112.pdf
Arranger:

Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]

Language:

German

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1880)

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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 Number BWV 112
Movements/Sections 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 Composition 1731
First Performance 1731-04-08 in Leipzig
First Publication 1876 (BGA)
Language German
Average Duration 15 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Horns, 2 Oboes d'amore, Strings, BC
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 2nd Sunday after Easter.

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
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