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

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#01381 - 2.32MB, 28 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/V/V - 4261x

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Feldmahler (2006/8/29)

BWV0127.pdf
Editor:

Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXVI.

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PMLP04378-bwv127.pdf
Arranger:

Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)

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Vocal Score based on Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe

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

For Piano solo (Bauer)

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Arranger:

Harold Bauer (1873–1951)

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New York: G. Schirmer, 1944.
From an unidentified collection

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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For Piano solo (Rummel)

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Arranger:

Walter Morse Rummel (1887–1953)

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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 Number BWV 127
Key F major
Movements/Sections 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 Composition 1725
First Performance 1725-02-11 in Leipzig
First Publication 1878 (BGA)
Librettist Paul Eber (Hymn)
Language German
Average Duration 21 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (STB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 recorders, 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, continuo
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com


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
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