Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein, BWV 128 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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BWV0128.pdf
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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-bwv128.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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General Information

Work Title Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein
Alternative Title On Christ's Ascension Alone
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 128
Key G major
Movements/Sections 5 movements
  1. [Chorale]: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Ich bin bereit, komm, hole mich! (E minor- B minor)
  3. Aria + Recitativo (Bass): Auf, auf, mit hellem Schall (D major)
  4. Aria Duetto (Alto, Tenor): Sein Allmacht zu ergründen (B minor)
  5. Choral: Alsdenn so wirst du mich (G major)
Year/Date of Composition 1725
First Performance 1725-05-10 in Leipzig
First Publication 1878 (BGA)
Librettist Christiane Mariane von Ziegler
Language German
Average Duration 22 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (ATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — Oboe, Oboe d'amore, Oboe da caccia, Trumpet, 2 Horns, Strings, BC
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For Ascension.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein. The unusually oboe-heavy sound with two hunting horns makes the tone more muted than many festive cantata choruses, however the figuration is perpetually energetic. The style is similar to most Bach chorale cantatas, with the chorale tune in the soprano.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Ich bin bereit, komm, hole mich! Secco recitative.
  3. Aria + Recitativo (Bass): Auf, auf, mit hellem Schall. A trumpet here adds brightness to the texture with "radiant brilliance"1.
  4. Aria Duetto (Alto, Tenor): Sein Allmacht zu ergründen. "A duet of decidedly reticent, intimate character"1. The obbligato oboe d'amore here takes a part that might originally have been for organ, but is more appropriate on its current instrument. The duet is very long, however.
  5. Choral: Alsdenn so wirst du mich. A plain chorale setting (=O Gott, du frommer Gott).

Print Sources Consulted

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