Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 16
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1868. Plate B.W. XVI.

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1892. Plate J.S.B. I.66

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Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1892. Plate J.S.B. I.66

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Work Title Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen
Alternative Title Rejoice, you hearts
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 66
Movements/Sections 6 movements
  1. Chorus: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (D major)
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Es bricht das Grab und damit unsre (B minor-A major)
  3. Aria (Bass): Lasset dem Höchsten ein Danlied erschallen (D major)
  4. Recitativo a 2 (Alto, Tenor): Bei Jesu Leben freudig sein (G major-A major)
  5. Aria (Alto, Tenor): Ich furchte zwar (A major)
  6. Chorale: Alleluja! Alleluja! Alleluja! (F minor)
Year/Date of Composition 1724
First Performance 1724-04-10 in Leipzig
First Publication 1868 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average Duration 32 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (ATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Trumpet (ad libitum), Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For Easter Monday

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen. Winds and strings alternate frequently in this festive, extensive movement. There are many solo (duet) passages interspersed throughout.
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Es bricht das Grab und damit unsre Not. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  3. Aria (Bass): Lasset dem Höchsten ein Danlied erschallen. An aria in vivacious 3/8 time, full of "dance-like vitality"1.
  4. Recitativo a 2 (Alto, Tenor): Bei Jesu Leben freudig sein. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Alto, Tenor): Ich furchte zwar. The two soloists often sing in sweet thirds and sixths in this duet, possibly originally quasi-amorous.
  6. Chorale: Alleluja! Alleluja! Alleluja! A plain chorale setting.

Version History

  1. 1718, Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück, BWV 66a. A Secular (congratulatory cantata) written in Cöthen. The Alto is "Anhalt's Felicity" and the Tenor "Fame."
  2. 1724, Sacred version (BWV 66). The Alto is "Weakness" and the Tenor "Confidence."
  3. 1731, Sacred version (BWV 66). The Alto is "Fear" and the Tenor "Hope."
  4. 1735?, surviving version.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
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