Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten, BWV 87 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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BWV0087.pdf
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Wilhelm Rust (1822-1892)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 20.1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1872. Plate B.W. XX (1).

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PMLP04161-bwv087.pdf
Arranger:

Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]

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

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General Information

Work Title Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten
Alternative Title Hitherto, you have asked nothing in my Name
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 87
Key D minor
Movements/Sections 7 movements
  1. [Solo] (Bass): Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten (D minor)
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O Wort! das Geist und Seel erschreckt (A minor-G minor)
  3. Aria (Alto): Vergib, o Vater! unsre schuld (G minor)
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Wenn unsre Schuld bis an den Himmel steigt (D minor-C minor)
  5. [Solo (Bass):] In der Welt habt ihr Angst (C minor)
  6. Aria (Tenor): Ich will leiden, ich will schweigen (B major)
  7. Choral: Muß ich sein betrübet? (D minor)
Year/Date of Composition 1725
First Performance 1725-05-06 in Leipzig
Librettist after Christiana Mariana von Ziegler
Language German
Average Duration 22 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (ATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, 2 Oboes da Caccia (one in addition to the other two oboes), Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogation Sunday).

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Solo] (Bass): Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten. A highly imitative and expressive opening movement.
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O Wort! das Geist und Seel erschreckt. An unusually dramatic secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Alto): Vergib, o Vater! unsre schuld. A very "middle-range" aria with two obbligato oboes da caccia.
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Wenn unsre Schuld bis an den Himmel steigt. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  5. [Solo (Bass):] In der Welt habt ihr Angst. An arioso for bass and continuo.
  6. Aria (Tenor): Ich will leiden, ich will schweigen. A dance-like, relaxed movement in 12/8.
  7. Choral: Muß ich sein betrübet? A plain chorale setting (tune=Jesu, meine Freude).

Print Sources Consulted

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