Gott ist mein König, BWV 71 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Composer's Manuscript, n.d.[1708].

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 18
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Bach - BGA - BWV 71 manuscript.pdf
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Bernhard Todt (1822-1907), piano reduction

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German

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1892. Plate J.S.B. I.71

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PMLP03847-bwv071.pdf
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Bernhard Todt (1822-1907), piano reduction

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1892. Plate J.S.B. I.71

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Aria with chorale: Soll ich auf dieser Welt (No.2)

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WIMA.45d4-sollicha.pdf
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General Information

Work Title Gott ist mein König
Alternative Title God is my King
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 71
Key D major
Movements/Sections 7 movements
  1. Tutti: Gott ist mein König (D major)
  2. Air (Soprano, Tenor): Ich bin nun achtzig Jahr (F minor)
  3. Fuga: Dein Alter sei wie deine Jugend (B minor)
  4. Arioso (Bass): Tag und Nacht ist dein (G major)
  5. Air (Alto) : Durch mächtige Kraft (D major)
  6. [Chorus]: Du wollest dem Feinde nicht geben (D minor)
  7. Tutti: Das neue Regiment (D major)
Year/Date of Composition 1708
First Performance 1708-02-04 in Mühlhausen
First Publication 1870 (BGA)
Librettist Georg Christian Eilmar (??)
Language German
Average Duration 20 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Recorders, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, 3 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings (+solo Cello), BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 1708 Council Election at Mühlhausen.
As it was traditional for the election cantatas at Mühlhausen to be published, this is the music of the earliest publication of Bach's music.

Commentary on the movements

  1. Tutti: Gott ist mein König. Bach here divides the ensemble into five parts to make a highly variegated and heterogeneous sound. The movement is highly festive. D Major
  2. Air (Soprano, Tenor): Ich bin nun achtzig Jahr. The organ here provides some obbligato. f minor
  3. Fuga: Dein Alter sei wie deine Jugend. A very early permutation fugue of Bach's. b minor
  4. Arioso (Bass): Tag und Nacht ist dein. A da capo aria; however, the music sounds more like Schütz than later Bach. G Major
  5. Air (Alto) : Durch mächtige Kraft. A brief solo with plentiful interjections from the trumpets. D Major
  6. [Chorus]: Du wollest dem Feinde nicht geben. The bassoon has an interestingly independent line here. The ending of this movement in particular is notable. D minor
  7. Tutti: Das neue Regiment. A motet-like, festive final chorus. D Major

Print Sources Consulted

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