Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Rgagnaux (2016/9/2)

Performers Richard Lewis (tenor)
Heinz Rehfuss (bass)
Choeur Bach, Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique d'Amsterdam
André Vandernoot (conductor)
Publisher Info. Musical Masterpiece Society/Concert Hall, MMS-2240, P 1961
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Aria: 'Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange' (No.3)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2016/2/1)

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Carolus (2006/8/29)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 23
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIII.
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Editor Reinmar Emans (1953-)
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Band 11.1. Kantaten zu den Sonntagen Quasimodogeniti und Misericordias Domini (pp.113-156)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1988. Plate BA 5071.
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorus: 'Du Hirte Israel, höre' (No.1)

For 3 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos (Bartoli)

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Arranger Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
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Aria: 'Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange' (No.3)

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Aria (Bass): Beglückte Herde, Jesu Schafe' (No.5)

For Quintets: Oboe or Oboe d'Amore ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Chorale: 'Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt' (No.6)

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General Information

Work Title Du Hirte Israel, höre
Alternative. Title You Shepherd of Israel, Give Ear
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 104 ; BC A 65
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorus: Du Hirte Israel, höre (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der höchste Hirte sorgt vor mich (E minor-B minor)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange (B minor)
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Ja siese Wort ist meiner Seelen Speise (D major)
  5. Aria (Bass): Beglückte Herde, Jesu Schafe (D major)
  6. Chorale: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-04-23 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1830 (choral parts)
1876 (score) (BGA)
Librettist see below
Psalm LXXX: 1 (No.1)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Cornelius Becker (1561-1604) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday after Easter (Misericordias Domini)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 23 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes (or 2 oboe d'amores), taille, 2 violins, viola, continuo (organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Du Hirte Israel, höre. A pastoral movement to fit the words, with an intense contrast between homophonic shouts and lengthy fugal sections.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der höchste Hirte sorgt vor mich. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange. An aria with two obbligato oboes d'amore. The heavily imitative structure accommodates much tet painting here.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Ja siese Wort ist meiner Seelen Speise. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Bass): Beglückte Herde, Jesu Schafe. Flowing 12/8 and many drones give this aria a special pastoral feel.
  6. Choral: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt. A plain chorale setting (=Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr).

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach