Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott, BWV 127 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Die Seele Ruht in Jesu Händen (No.3)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1725)
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Feldmahler (2006/8/29)

Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXVI.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)
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Aria: Die Seele Ruht in Jesu Händen (No.3)

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Mcroskell (2007/8/26)

Arranger Harold Bauer (1873–1951)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1944.
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John Gribben (2010/5/8)

Arranger Walter Morse Rummel (1887–1953)
Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, 1938. Plate J.W.C. 2252.
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General Information

Work Title Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott
Alternative. Title Lord Jesus Christ, true man and God
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 127
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. [Chorale]: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott (F major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Wenn alles sich zur letzten Zeit entsetzet (B major-F major)
  3. Aria (Soprano): Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen (C minor)
  4. Recitativo + Aria (Bass): Wenn eistens die Posaunen schallen (C major)
  5. Choral: Ach, Herr, vergib all unser Schuld (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725
First Performance. 1725-02-11 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1878 (BGA)
Librettist Paul Eber (1511-1569) (Hymn)
Language German
Dedication Quintagesima Sunday (Estomihi)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

For Quinquagesima Sunday.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott. The sounds of oboes and recorders constantly interchange over a bed of strings. When the chorus enters, it is with the namesake chorale, but Christe, du Lamm Gottes is occasionally thrown into the mix in the instruments.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Wenn alles sich zur letzten Zeit entsetzet. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Soprano): Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen. Plucked strings, staccato recorder chords and obbligato oboe contribute much to the color of this aria. The soprano line is a beautiful depiction of the text, especially the last two lines.
  4. Recitativo + Aria (Bass): Wenn eistens die Posaunen schallen. A recitative with trumpet and strings leads straight into the aria, one with no ritornello. This lyrical section constantly alternates between continuo and the full ensemble.
  5. Choral: Ach, Herr, vergib all unser Schuld. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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