Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Wer ein wahrer Christ will heißen (No.2)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate J.S.B. I.
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Aria: Wer ein wahrer Christ will heißen (No.2)

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General Information

Work Title Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden
Alternative. Title Whoever exalts himself shall be abased
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 47
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Chorus: Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden
  2. Aria (Soprano): Wer ein wahrer Christ will heißen
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Der Mensch ist Kot, Stank, Asch und Erde
  4. Aria (Bass): Jesu, beuge doch mein Herze
  5. Choral: Der zeitlichen Ehrn will ich gern entbehrn
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726
First Performance. 1726-10-13 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Johann Friedrich Helbig, from Auffmunterung zur Andacht (1720)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, organ obbligato, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
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Misc. Comments

For the 17th Sunday after Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden. The "focal point" of the cantata1, a gigantic fugue preceded by an instrumental ritornello. g minor
  2. Aria (Soprano): Wer ein wahrer Christ will heißen. The longest movement by far at almost 10 minutes. The obbligato is for an unlabelled instrument, which is today considered to be an organ in the original version. However, in the 1730s version, Bach changed the obbligato to violin. At any rate, the part is extremely difficult, and proves impressive on either. d minor
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Der Mensch ist Kot, Stank, Asch und Erde. Recitative with string accompaniment. g minor-E Major
  4. Aria (Bass): Jesu, beuge doch mein Herze. The contrasting timbres of solo violin and oboe in imitation are the obbligato in this aria. The movement itself is a beautiful, more relaxed movement, that bears comparison with the previous movements. E Major
  5. Choral: Der zeitlichen Ehrn will ich gern entbehrn. A "curiously" plain chorale setting1.g minor

Print Sources Consulted

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