Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Version II (ca.1738), BC A 8aII

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Version I (1725), BC D 8aI

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Sinfonia (Nos.1 & 2), BC D 8aI

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Publisher. Info. Frankfurt: Edition Peters, No.263, 1959.

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Sinfonia (No.1)

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Kommt, eilet und laufet (No.3)

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Aria: Saget, saget mir geschwinde (No.9)

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Chorus: Preis und Dank (No.11)

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General Information

Work Title "Komm, gehet und eilet"
Alternative. Title "Komm, eilet und laufet"; Oster-Oratorium; Oratorium Festo Paschatos
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 249 ; BC D 8a I-II; BC D 8b I-II
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 11 movements:
  1. Sinfonia
  2. Adagio
  3. Duetto e Coro: Kommt, eilet und laufet; Duetto: Komm, gehet und eilet (1st-2nd versions)
  4. Recitativo (SATB): O kalter Männer Sinn!
  5. Aria (Soprano): Seele, deine Spezereien
  6. Recitativo (ATB): Hier ist die Gruft
  7. Aria (Tenor): Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer
  8. Recitativo (SA): Indessen seufzen wir
  9. Aria (Alto): Saget, saget mir geschwinde
  10. Recitativo (Bass): Wir sind erfreut
  11. Chorus: Preis und Dank
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725, revised ca.1738, ca.1743/1746, 1749
First Performance. 1725-04-01 in Leipzig (Version I)
repeated ca.1738, ca.1743/1746, 1749-04-06, 1750-03-26
First Publication. 1874
Librettist Christian Friedrich Henrici (alias Picander dictus)
Language German
Dedication Easter Sunday
Average DurationAvg. Duration 47 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 recorders, flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249 (Easter Oratorio)
Passions and Oratorios (BWV 244-249) by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • BWV 248 Weihnachts-Oratorium (Psalm 117)
  • BWV 249 Cantata
  • BWV 249/1 Kommt, eilet und laufet
  • BWV 249/2 Oster-Oratorium
  • BWV 249a Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen
  • BWV 249b Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrütet, ihr Sterne