Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Heil und Segen (No.4)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
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Aria: Heil und Segen (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille
Alternative. Title 'O God, they praise you in the Stillness'
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 120
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. (Alto): Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (A major)
  2. Chor: Jauchzet, ihr erfreuten Stimmen (D major)
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Auf, du geliebte Lindenstadt (B minor)
  4. Aria (Soprano): Heil und Segen (G major)
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): Nun, Herr, so weihe selbst das Regiment (D major-F minor)
  6. Choral: Nun hilf uns, Herr, den Dienern dein (B minor-D major)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d'amore, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

For a Council Election (1742?)

Commentary on the movements

  1. (Alto): Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille. An extremely unusual opening movement: a solo, not with the full orchestra, and for alto at that. Dürr1 speculates upon textual considerations;
    regardless, the movement is highly attractive and a welcome relief from Bach's standard "pulling out all the stops" opening choruses.
  2. Chor: Jauchzet, ihr erfreuten Stimmen. The peaceful mood does not last; this praising chorus—later reused as the Et expecto resurrectionem in BWV 232—is full of trumpets-and-drums fanfares,
    melismatic fugal splendor, and other standard festal devices.
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Auf, du geliebte Lindenstadt. Secco recitative.
  4. Aria (Soprano): Heil und Segen. The soprano voice and solo violin here offer a comforting tone, along with the "relaxed" G major tonality after the blazing brass fanfares that preceded.
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): Nun, Herr, so weihe selbst das Regiment. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Nun hilf uns, Herr, den Dienern dein. A plain choral setting.

Version History

  1. The arias in BWV 120a (1729) are parodies, but the original is lost. The same arias are used here.
  2. BWV 120b (1730) again reuses the arias.
  3. This version, perhaps from 1742, is thought to be the latest parody version.

Print Sources Consulted

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