Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not (No.2)

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Aria: Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not (No.2)

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General Information

Work Title Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ
Alternative. Title You Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 116
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. [Chorale]: Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (A major)
  2. Aria (Alto): Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not (F minor)
  3. Recitativo (Tenor): Gedenke doch, o Jesu (A major-E major)
  4. Terzetto (Soprano, Tenor, Bass): Ach, wir bekennen unsre Schuld (E major)
  5. Recitativo (Alto): Ach, laß uns durch die scharfen Ruten (C minor-A major)
  6. Choral: Erleucht auch unser Sinn und Her (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-11-26 in Leipzig
Librettist Jakob Ebert (1549-1614) (Hymn)
Language German
Dedication 25th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d'amore, horn, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ. A "peaceful" but energetic opening chorus in Bar form. Instead of polyphony in the chorus, the chorale is sung with an independent instrumental texture, enlivened by the lively violin movement.
  2. Aria (Alto): Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not. This anguished aria, oboe d'amore and all, combines polyphony and speech-like vocal declamation to heighten the emotional impact to a higher order.
  3. Recitativo (Tenor): Gedenke doch, o Jesu. Secco recitative, more decorated than most.
  4. Terzetto (Soprano, Tenor, Bass): Ach, wir bekennen unsre Schuld. One of very few trios in Bach's cantatas (viz. BWV 38). The only accompaniment is continuo, but the imitation is enough to maintain a rich trio texture.
  5. Recitativo (Alto): Ach, laß uns durch die scharfen Ruten. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  6. Choral: Erleucht auch unser Sinn und Herz. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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