Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund' (No.4)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorale: 'Das neugeborne Kindelein' (No.1)

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Aria: 'O Menschen, die ihr täglich sündigt' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund' (No.4)

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Chorale: 'Es bringt das rechte Jubeljahr' (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.43)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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General Information

Work Title Das neugeborne Kindelein
Alternative. Title The newborn little child
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 122 ; BC A 19
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 752
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorus: Das neugeborne Kindelein (G minor)
  2. Aria (bass): O Menschen, die ihr täglich sündigt (C minor)
  3. Recitativo (soprano): Die Engel, welche sich zuvor (G minor)
  4. Aria and Chorale (soprano, tenor, alto): Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund (D minor)
  5. Recitativo (bass): Dies ist ein Tag, den selbst der Herr gemacht (B major-G minor)
  6. Chorale: Es bringt das rechte Jubeljahr (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-12-31 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1878 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Cyriakus Schneegass (1546-1597) (Nos.1, 4, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Language German
Dedication 1st Sunday after Christmas
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 flute traversos, 2 oboes, [oboe da caccia], taille, bassoon, strings, continuo (organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

For the Sunday after Christmas.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Das neugeborne Kindelein. A "strikingly brief and compact" opening chorus, full of the sounds of oboes and violins in unison1. The structure is not as imitative as many others of Bach.
  2. Aria (Bass): O Menschen, die ihr täglich sündigt. A continuo aria "impassioned, chromatically tormented" throughout.
  3. Recitativo (Soprano): Die Engel, welche sich zuvor. Recitative with three recorders.
  4. Aria[ + Chorale] (Soprano, Tenor, Alto): Ist Gott versöhnt und unser Freund. Soprano and tenor sing free material around the alto cantus firmus while the bass continuously plays an ostinato rhythmic pattern.
  5. Recitativo (Bass): Dies ist ein Tag, den selbst der Herr gemacht. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Es bringt das rechte Jubeljahr. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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