Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Ruft und fleht den Himmel an (No.5)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 16
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1868. Plate B.W. XVI.
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Aria: Ruft und fleht den Himmel an (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Christen, ätzet diesen Tag
Alternative. Title Christians, etch this Day
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 63
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements
  1. Chorus: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (C major)
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O selger Tag! Recitative with string accompaniment. (C major-A minor)
  3. Aria (Soprano, Bo (Bass): Gott, du hast es wohl gefüget (A minor)
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): So kehret sich nun heut (C major-G major)
  5. Aria (Alto, Tenor): Ruft und fleht den Himmel an (G major)
  6. Recitativo (Basses): Verdoppelt euch demnach (E minor-C major)
  7. Chorus: Höchster, schau in Gnaden an (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1714
First Performance. 1714-12-25 in Weimar
First Publication. 1868 (BGA)
Librettist Perhaps Johann Michael Heineccius (1674-1722)
Language German
Dedication Christmas Day
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 3 oboes, bassoon, 4 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag. A large-scale festive chorus, using the four trumpets (!) to great effect.
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O selger Tag! Recitative with string accompaniment.
  3. Aria (Soprano, Bo (Bass): Gott, du hast es wohl gefüget. An aria with obbligato oboe, which was replaced with organ in later (Leipzig) revivals.
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): So kehret sich nun heut. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Alto, Tenor): Ruft und fleht den Himmel an. A da capo duet aria using standard "duet" techniques.
  6. Recitativo (Basses): Verdoppelt euch demnach. Recitative with oboes and strings.
  7. Chorus: Höchster, schau in Gnaden an. Also highly festive, a movement finishing out the symmetry of this cantata.

Print Sources Consulted

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