Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (No.14)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1723
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Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (No.14)

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General Information

Work Title Die Elenden sollen essen
Alternative. Title The Poor shall Eat
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 75
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 movements in 2 parts
  • Prima parte
  1. Chorus: Die Elenden sollen essen (E minor)
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Was hilft des Purpurs Majestät (B minor-E minor)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Mein Jesus soll mein alles sein (G major)
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Gott stürzet und erhöhet (A minor-C major)
  5. Aria (Soprano): Ich nehme mein Leiden (A minor)
  6. Recitativo (Soprano): Indes schenkt Gott ein gut Gewissen (G major)
  7. Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (G major)
  • Seconda parte
8. Sinfonia (G major)
9. Recitativo (Alto): Nur eines kränkt (E minor-G major)
10. Aria (Alto): Jesus macht mich geistlich reich (E minor)
11. Recitativo (Bass): Wer nur in Jesu bleibt (D major-C major)
12. Aria (Bass): Mein Herze glaubt und liebt (C major)
13. Recitativo (Tenor): O Armut, der kein Reichtum gleicht! (A minor-G major)
14. Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723
First Performance. 1723-05-23 (or 05-30) in Leipzig
First Publication. 1870
Librettist Anonymous ; Psalms ; Samuel Rodigast (1649–1708) (chorales in mvts. 7, 14)
Language German
Dedication 1st Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, Trumpet, Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

Bach's first Cantata as Thomaskantor.

Commentary on the movements

Prima parte

  1. Chorus: Die Elenden sollen essen. A slow-fast French Overture-like movement.
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Was hilft des Purpurs Majestät. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Mein Jesus soll mein alles sein. Aria with strings and oboes. The tenor entry is on a "decidedly vocal 'motto'"1. Also, this could perhaps be a polonaise.
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Gott stürzet und erhöhet. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Soprano): Ich nehme mein Leiden. A "minuet"-like aria with obbligato oboe d'amore.
  6. Recitativo (Soprano): Indes schenkt Gott ein gut Gewissen. Secco recitative.
  7. Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan. A more generous chorale setting than usual, with much independent writing.

Seconda parte

  1. Sinfonia. A sinfonia for trumpet and strings. However, the composition is really just a chorale arrangement again.
  2. Recitativo (Alto): Nur eines kränkt. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  3. Aria (Alto): Jesus macht mich geistlich reich. A "quasi-passepied"1. The obbligato here is unison violins.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Wer nur in Jesu bleibt. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Bass): Mein Herze glaubt und liebt. The trumpet here has a juicy concertante part in the final aria.
  6. Recitativo (Tenor): O Armut, der kein Reichtum gleicht! Secco recitative.
  7. Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan. A more generous chorale setting than usual, with much independent writing.

Print Sources Consulted

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