Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein' (No.3)

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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 2. Kantaten zum 1. Weihnachtstag (pp.131-170)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1957. Plate BA 5007.
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Chorale: 'Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ' (No.1)

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Aria: 'Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt' (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
Alternative. Title May You be praised, O Jesus Christ
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 91 ; BC A 9a-b
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorale: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (G major)
  2. Recitativo and Chorale (soprano): Der Glanz der höchsten Herrlichkeit (E minor)
  3. Aria (tenor): Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein (A minor)
  4. Recitativo (bass): O Christenheit! (G major - C major)
  5. Aria (soprano, alto): Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt (E minor)
  6. Chorale: Das hat er alles uns getan (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 (Early version)
1731-33, 40, 46-47 (Later versions)
First Performance. 1724-12-25 in Leipzig (1st Performance)
1731/32-12-25 in Leipzig (2nd Performance)
1733-12-25 in Leipzig (3rd Performance)
1740 (after)-12-25 in Leipzig (4th Performance)
1746/47-12-25 in Leipzig (5th Performance)
First Publication. 1875 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Martin Luther (1483-1546) (Nos.1, 2, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.3-5)
Language German
Dedication Christmas Day
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 oboes, [bassoon], 2 horns, timpani, 2 violins, viola, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (BC A 9a)
Bach Digital (BC A 9b)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ. A festive opening chorus, although rather short
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Der Glanz der höchsten Herrlichkeit. Secco recitative with bits of chorale interspersed
  3. Aria (Tenor): Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein. Three baroque oboes (tuning!) are the only other instruments aside from continuo here
  4. Recitativo (Bass): O Christenheit! Recitative with string accompaniment
  5. Aria (Soprano, Alto): Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt. The marked contrasts of the text are here illustarted
  6. Choral: Das hat er alles uns getan. A plain chorale setting with independent horn parts

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach