Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubiliert, BWV 31 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Letzte Stunde, brich herein (No.8)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 7
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1857. Plate B.W. VII.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907), piano reduction
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1891. Plate J.S.B.I.31.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907), piano reduction
Editor Günter Raphael (1903-1960)
Language German / English
Translator John Michael Diack (1869-1946), English text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1930). Plate 30309
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). K 06025
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Sonata (No.1)

For 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello (Bartoli)

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Aria: Letzte Stunde, brich herein (No.8)

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General Information

Work Title Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubiliert
Alternative. Title The Heaven laughs! The Earth rejoices
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 31
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements
  1. Sonata (C major)
  2. Coro: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert (C major)
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Erwünschter Tag! Sei, Seele, wieder froh! (C major-E minor)
  4. Aria (Bass): Fürst des Lebens! starker Streiter (C major)
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): So stehe dann, du gottergebne Seele (A minor-G major)
  6. Aria (Tenor): Adam muß in uns verwesen (G major)
  7. Recitativo (Soprano): Weil dann das Haupt sein Glied (E minor-C major)
  8. Aria (Soprano): Letzte Stunde, brich herein (C major)
  9. Choral: So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1715
First Publication. 1857 (BGA)
Librettist Salomo Franck (1659-1725)
Language German
Dedication Easter Sunday
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SSATB)
Orchestra: 3 oboes, bassoon, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. Sonata. In a proto-sonata form, with a first theme, second theme, development (combination) and reverse-order recapitulation.
  2. Coro: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert. In a similar "jubilatory" mood.
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Erwünschter Tag! Sei, Seele, wieder froh! Secco recitative.
  4. Aria (Bass): Fürst des Lebens! starker Streiter. A continuo aria, contrasting (along with Nos. 3 and 5) the full scoring of Nos. 1 and 2. The continuo and bass share the thematic material here.
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): So stehe dann, du gottergebne Seele. Secco recitative.
  6. Aria (Tenor): Adam muß in uns verwesen. A "more melodious"1 aria accompanied by strings.
  7. Recitativo (Soprano): Weil dann das Haupt sein Glied. Secco recitative.
  8. Aria (Soprano): Letzte Stunde, brich herein. Interpolated in this aria is the chorale Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist played by the strings.
  9. Choral: So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ. The same melody is here used. A plain chorale setting.

Version History

  1. Weimar: C Major, Chorton
  2. Weimar (later): Kammerton=E Major. Required some revision because of ranges not lining up due to transposition.
  3. Leipzig, 1724: Due to these difficulties, all but Oboe I is omitted.
  4. Leipzig, 1731: Oboe d'amore added to overcome this difficulty.

Print Sources Consulted

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