Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen' (No.2)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 1 (pp.211-42)
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Editor Moritz Hauptmann (1792–1868)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1895).
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Chorus: 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?' (No.1)

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Aria: 'Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen!' (No.4)

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Chorale: 'Herrscher über Tod und Leben' (No.6)

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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie III. Motetten, Choräle, Lieder
Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.63, 100-101)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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Misc. Notes From Dietel Sammlung as "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben" (Nos.88/148). More details. 600 dpi. Page size is 10.00 x 12.688 inches.
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General Information

Work Title Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?
Alternative. Title Beloved God, when will I die?
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 8 ; BC A 137a-b
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 365
Key E major (1st version)
D major (2nd version)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorus: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? (E major)
  2. Aria (tenor): Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen (C minor)
  3. Recitative (alto): Zwar fühlt mein schwaches Herz (E major)
  4. Aria (bass): Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen! (A major)
  5. Recitative (soprano): Behalte nur, o Welt, das Meine! (E major)
  6. Chorale: Herrscher über Tod und Leben (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-9-24 in Leipzig (1st version, 1st Performance)
1735-40 in Leipzig (2nd Performance)
1746-47 in Leipzig (3rd Performance)
First Publication. 1851 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Caspar Neumann (1648–1714) (Nos.1, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Language German
Dedication 16th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute traverso, 2 oboes d’amore, horn, 2 violin concertante (2nd version), strings, continuo
Primary Sources 1724 version (BC A 137a)
1747 version (BC A 137b)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Commentary on the movements, etc.

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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach