Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Work Title Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein
Alternative. Title Oh God, look down from heaven
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 2 ; BC A98
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
  1. Coro: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein
  2. Recitativo: Sie lehren eitel falsche List
  3. Aria: Tilg, o Gott, die Lehren
  4. Recitativo: Die Armen sind verstört
  5. Aria: Durchs Feuer wird das Silber rein
  6. Chorale: Das wollst du, Gott, bewahren rein
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-06-18 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1851 (BGA)
Librettist Martin Luther (1483–1546), after Bible, Psalm 12 (chorales)
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 4 trombones, 2 violins, 2 oboes, viola, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. (Coro): "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein" for choir, violin I and trombone I col Soprano, violin II, oboe I/II and trombone II coll'Alto, viola and trombone III col Tenore, trombone IV col Basso, and continuo.
  2. Recitativo: "Sie lehren eitel falsche List" for tenor and continuo.
  3. Aria: "Tilg, o Gott, die Lehren" for altus, violino solo and continuo.
  4. Recitativo: "Die Armen sind verstört" for bass, violins I/II, viola, and continuo.
  5. Aria: "Durchs Feuer wird das Silber rein" for tenor, strings and continuo.
  6. Chorale: "Das wollst du, Gott, bewahren rein" for choir, violin I, oboe I/II, and trombone I col Soprano, violino II and trombone II coll'Alto, viola and trombone III col Tenore, trombone IV col Basso, and continuo.

Print Sources Consulted

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