Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria-Duetto: Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt (No.4)

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Aria: Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen (No.2)

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Aria-Duetto: Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt (No.4)

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Work Title Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
Alternative. Title In peace and joy I go to that place
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 125
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. [Chorale]: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin (E minor)
  2. Aria (Alto): Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen (E minor)
  3. Recitativo (Bass): O Wunder, daß ein Herz (A minor-B minor)
  4. Aria-Duetto (Tenor, Bass): Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt (G major)
  5. Recitativo (Alto): O unerschöpfter Schatz der Güte (E minor)
  6. Choral: Er ist das Heil und selig Licht (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725
First Performance. 1725-02-02 in Leipzig
Librettist Martin Luther (hymn)
Language German
Dedication Feast of Purification of Mary
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute, oboe (d'amore), horn, strings, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin. A gentle 12/8 chorus in "an extremely dense, highly expressive texture"1 instrumentally, and a typical imitative choral structure below the chorale as cantus firmus.
  2. Aria (Alto): Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen. Flute and Oboe d'amore again work in imitation, but also in homophony (thirds) over a "tranquil" continuo part. The highly expressive material of this movement, richly ornamented, leads to conjecture that "and expressive interpretation of this movement lay particularly close to the composer's heart."1
  3. Recitativo (Bass): O Wunder, daß ein Herz. Secco recitative alternating with chorale.
  4. Aria Duetto (Tenor, Bass): Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt. Two violins in playful imitation play a concertante counterpoint to this duet.
  5. Recitativo (Alto): O unerschöpfter Schatz der Güte. Secco recitative.
  6. Choral: Er ist das Heil und selig Licht. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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