Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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General Information

Work Title Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen
Alternative. Title I go and seek you with longing
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 49
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Sinfonia (E major)
  2. Aria (Bass): Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen (C minor)
  3. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Mein Mahl ist Zubereit (A major)
  4. Aria (Soprano): Ich bin herrlich, ich bin schön (A major)
  5. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Mein Glaube hat mich selbst so angezogen (F minor-E major)
  6. Aria/Chorale (Soprano, Bass): Dich hab ich je und je geliebet (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726
First Performance. 1726-11-03
First Publication. 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 29 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — Oboe d'amore, organ obbligato, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

Dialogus

  1. Sinfonia. An energetic concertante movement for the organ. This is the final movement of a now-lost concerto, which is the model for BWV 1053 as well. Also, the cantata BWV 169 (Gott soll allein mein Herze haben) utilises the first and second movements.
  2. Aria (Bass): Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen. For obbligato organ, bass and continuo—a notably virtuosic organ part again.
  3. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Mein Mahl ist Zubereit. An operatic-style dialogue which, with the second, contains the bulk of the text of this cantata. Strings accompany.
  4. Aria (Soprano): Ich bin herrlich, ich bin schön. With Oboe d'amore and Violoncello Piccolo. A "masterpiece of Bach's art of Characterization."1
  5. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Mein Glaube hat mich selbst so angezogen. Another dramatic duo recitative.
  6. Aria/Chorale (Soprano, Bass): Dich hab ich je und je geliebet. "Among the richest in artistry of all Bach's cantata movements"1. Bach here puts the final duet and choral together into a single cohesive movement.

Print Sources Consulted

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