Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
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Versus 4. Aria: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, der ewig lebet

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General Information

Work Title Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott
Alternative Title Praised be the Lord
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 129
Key D major
Movements/Sections 5 movements
Note: Every movement begins with the line "Gelobet sei der Herr, Mein Gott."
[Versus 1]. Coro: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (D major)
Versus 2. Aria (bass): Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, mein Heil (A major)
Versus 3. Aria (soprano): Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, mein Trost (E minor)
Versus 4. Aria (alto): Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, der ewig lebet (G major)
Versus 5. Chorale: Dem wir das Heilig jetzt (D major)
Year/Date of Composition 1726
First Performance 1726-06-16 in Leipzig
First Publication 1878 (BGA)
Librettist Johann Olearius
Language German
Average Duration 24 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — Flute, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

Note: Every movement begins with the line "Gelobet sei der Herr, Mein Gott."

  1. Chorus [Versus 1]. A heavy-duty festive orchestration greets the listener first, with the overlapping entrances from trumpet presaging the same from the chorus. O Gott, du frommer Gott is sung line by line in the soprano over an imitative texture.
  2. Aria Versus 2 (Bass). A continuo aria, "[giving] the voice the opportunity for the most highly expressive melody"1.
  3. Aria Versus 3 (Soprano). Flute and violin play a sort of trio sonata which becomes a quartet with the soprano. Despite the serious nature of this movement, the arcing fast figures continually make the movement more lively, along with a few melismas in the voice.
  4. Aria Versus 4 (Alto). The oboe d'amore plays a pastoral theme in 6/8 over a relaxed bass; the alto enters with the same theme. This aria is a perfect example of Bach's arias exhibiting "song-like—almost dance-like—joyfulness"1.
  5. Chorale Versus 5. A "finale of exceptional splendour"1. The chorale is sung plainly with a highly decorative instrumental backdrop.

Print Sources Consulted

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