Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Rgagnaux (2016/9/2)

Performers Richard Lewis (tenor)
Heinz Rehfuss (bass)
Choeur Bach, Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique d'Amsterdam
André Vandernoot (conductor)
Publisher Info. Musical Masterpiece Society/Concert Hall, MMS-2240, P 1961
Gagnaux Collection
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Aria: Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange (No.3)

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Michrond (2016/2/1)

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Carolus (2006/8/29)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
First edition
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 23
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIII.
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
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Aria: Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange (No.3)

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Chorale: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (No.6)

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Henk Kok (2010/6/6)

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General Information

Work Title Du Hirte Israel, höre
Alternative. Title You Shepherd of Israel, Give Ear
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 104
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Chorus: Du Hirte Israel, höre (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der höchste Hirte sorgt vor mich (E minor-B minor)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange (B minor)
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Ja siese Wort ist meiner Seelen Speise (D major)
  5. Aria (Bass): Beglückte Herde, Jesu Schafe (D major)
  6. Choral: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-04-23
First Publication. 1830 (choral parts)

1876 (score) (BGA)

Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday after Easter (Misericordias Domini)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 23 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Du Hirte Israel, höre. A pastoral movement to fit the words, with an intense contrast between homophonic shouts and lengthy fugal sections.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der höchste Hirte sorgt vor mich. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange. An aria with two obbligato oboes d'amore. The heavily imitative structure accommodates much tet painting here.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Ja siese Wort ist meiner Seelen Speise. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Bass): Beglückte Herde, Jesu Schafe. Flowing 12/8 and many drones give this aria a special pastoral feel.
  6. Choral: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt. A plain chorale setting (=Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr).

Print Sources Consulted

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