Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade (No.6)

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Aria: Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade (No.6)

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Work Title Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam
Alternative. Title Christ our lord to the Jordan came
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 7 ; BC A177
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections
  1. Chorus: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam (E minor)
  2. Aria: Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder (G major)
  3. Recitative: Dies hat Gott klar mit Worten (D minor)
  4. Aria: Des Vaters Stimme ließ sich hören (A minor)
  5. Recitative: Als Jesus dort nach seinen Leiden (B minor)
  6. Aria: Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade (E minor)
  7. Chorale: Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-6-24 in Leipzig
Librettist Martin Luther (1483–1546) - chorales
Language German
Dedication Feast of St. John the Baptist
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, violin concertante, strings, continuo (partly with organ)
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Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam" - a gapped chorale setting of the tune. The soprano, alto, and bass voices sing free counterpoint, while the tenor voices sing the chorale unadorned in long notes.
  2. Aria: "Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder" ("Mark and hear, you sons of mankind") - for basso and continuo.
  3. Recitative: "Dies hat Gott klar mit Worten" ("This God has clearly [provided] with words") - for tenor and continuo.
  4. Aria: "Des Vaters Stimme ließ sich hören" ("The Father's voice can be heard") - for tenor, two solo violins and continuo.
  5. Recitative: "Als Jesus dort nach seinen Leiden" ("As Jesus there, after his Passion") - for bass, strings and continuo.
  6. Aria: "Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade" ("People, believe this grace now") - for alto, oboes d'amore, strings and continuo.
  7. Chorale: "Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht" ("The eye sees only water") - the last verse of the chorale, sung and played by the whole ensemble.

Print Sources Consulted

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