Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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BWV0045.pdf
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Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 10 (pp.151-186)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1860. Plate B.W. X.

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Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)

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German / English

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate J.S.B. I.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Work Title Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist
Alternative Title You have been told, O man, what is Good
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 45
Key E Major
Movements/Sections 7 movements, 2 parts
Parte prima
  1. Chorus: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (E major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Höchste läßt mich seinen Willen wissen (B major-G minor)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Weiß ich Gottes Rechte (C minor)
Parte seconda
4. Arioso (Bass): Es werden viele zu mir sagen an jenem Tage (A major)
5. Aria (Alto): Wer Gott bekennt (F minor)
6. Recitativo (Alto): So wird denn Herz und mund (E major)
7. Choral: Gib, daß ich tu mit fleiß (E major)
Year/Date of Composition 1726
First Performance 1726-8-11 in Leipzig
First Publication 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (ATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 flutes, oboe, oboe d'amore, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 8th Sunday after Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

Parte prima:

  1. Chorus: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist. A monothematic monolith of choral composition in several parts symmetrically organised. E major
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Höchste läßt mich seinen Willen wissen. Secco recitative. B major-G minor
  3. Aria (Tenor): Weiß ich Gottes Rechte. A da capo aria missing the reprise with clear-cut rhythms and phrases that add a dance flavor. C minor

Parte seconda:

  1. Arioso (Bass): Es werden viele zu mir sagen an jenem Tage. The centrepiece of the work. The Bass has an impressive virtuosic part here, accompanied by rich strings. A major
  2. Aria (Alto): Wer Gott bekennt. Obbligato flute gives a more welcoming feel to the text, combined with the alto voice's smooth lines in comparison to the immense leaps of the previous movement. F minor
  3. Recitativo (Alto): So wird denn Herz und mund. Secco recitative. E major
  4. Choral: Gib, daß ich tu mit fleiß. A plain chorale setting. E major

Print Sources Consulted

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