Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Wer Gott bekennt (No.5)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 10 (pp.151-186)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1860. Plate B.W. X.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate J.S.B. I.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Chorus: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (No.1)

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Aria: Wer Gott bekennt (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist
Alternative. Title You have been told, O man, what is Good
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 45
Key E Major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements, 2 parts
  • Parte prima
1. Chorus: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (E major)
2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Höchste läßt mich seinen Willen wissen (B major-G minor)
3. Aria (Tenor): Weiß ich Gottes Rechte (C minor)
  • Parte seconda
4. Arioso (Bass): Es werden viele zu mir sagen an jenem Tage (A major)
5. Aria (Alto): Wer Gott bekennt (F minor)
6. Recitativo (Alto): So wird denn Herz und mund (E major)
7. Choral: Gib, daß ich tu mit fleiß (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726
First Performance. 1726-8-11 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 8th Sunday after Trinity
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, oboe, oboe d'amore, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

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Commentary on the movements

Parte prima:

  1. Chorus: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist. A monothematic monolith of choral composition in several parts symmetrically organised. E major
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Der Höchste läßt mich seinen Willen wissen. Secco recitative. B major-G minor
  3. Aria (Tenor): Weiß ich Gottes Rechte. A da capo aria missing the reprise with clear-cut rhythms and phrases that add a dance flavor. C minor

Parte seconda:

  1. Arioso (Bass): Es werden viele zu mir sagen an jenem Tage. The centrepiece of the work. The Bass has an impressive virtuosic part here, accompanied by rich strings. A major
  2. Aria (Alto): Wer Gott bekennt. Obbligato flute gives a more welcoming feel to the text, combined with the alto voice's smooth lines in comparison to the immense leaps of the previous movement. F minor
  3. Recitativo (Alto): So wird denn Herz und mund. Secco recitative. E major
  4. Choral: Gib, daß ich tu mit fleiß. A plain chorale setting. E major

Print Sources Consulted

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