Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Duetto Aria: 'Ach Herr, mein Gott, vergib mirs doch' (No.7)

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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24 (pp.49-80)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.
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Editor Ernest Dewey May (1942-)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 20. Kantaten zum 11. und 12. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (pp.79-116)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1986. Plate BA 5059.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1900).
Reprinted New York: Luck's Music, n.d. Catalog 09057.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
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Chorus: 'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' (No.1)

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Chorale: 'Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Fürwahr, wenn mir das kömmet ein' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Jesus nimmt die Sünder an' (No.5)

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Duetto Aria: 'Ach Herr, mein Gott, vergib mir's doch' (No.7)

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Chorale: 'Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist' (No.8)

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Editor Frieder Rempp (1942-)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie III. Motetten, Choräle, Lieder
Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.54)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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General Information

Work Title Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut
Alternative. Title Lord Jesus Christ, You highest Good
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 113 ; BC A 122
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 742
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Chorus: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (B minor)
  2. Chorale (alto): Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last (F minor)
  3. Aria (bass): Fürwahr, wenn mir das kömmet ein (A major)
  4. Recitativo (bass): Jedoch dein heilsam Wort (E minor)
  5. Aria (tenor): Jesus nimmt die Sünder an (D major)
  6. Recitativo (tenor): Der Heiland nimmt die Sünder an (G major-E minor)
  7. Duetto Aria (soprano, alto): Ach Herr, mein Gott, vergib mirs doch (E minor)
  8. Chorale: Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist (B minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-08-20 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1876 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (1532-ca.1599) (Nos.1-2, 4, 8)
Anonymous (Nos.3-7)
Language German
Dedication 11th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute traverso, 2 oboes, 2 oboes d'amore, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut. The sustained appogiaturas of this movement give it a plaintive character, especially combined with the sounds of oboe d'amore.
  2. [Chorale] (Alto): Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last. The alto sings the chorale line unadorned while all of the violins play an independent line in scalar motion.
  3. Aria (Bass): Fürwahr, wenn mir das kömmet ein. The running trills of this movement give it a "running" character, as does the flowing 12/8 meter.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Jedoch dein heilsam Wort. The chorale is sung plain by the bass, interspersed with recitative.
  5. Aria (Tenor): Jesus nimmt die Sünder an. A gentle aria for flute and tenor. The meter here is never quite stable, shifting between 4/4 and 3/2.
  6. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Heiland nimmt die Sünder an. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  7. Aria (Soprano, Alto): AchHerr, mein Gott, vergib mirs doch. A duet with only continuo accompaniment. The urgent character of this duet is provided by the continuous semiquavers in the voices and their canonic imitation.
  8. Choral: Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach