Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein (No.3)

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Aria: Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein (No.3)

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General Information

Work Title Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
Alternative. Title May You be praised, O Jesus Christ
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 91
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. [Chorale]: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Der Glanz der höchsten Herrlichkeit (E minor)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein (A minor)
  4. Recitativo (Bass): O Christenheit! (G major-C major)
  5. Aria (Soprano, Alto): Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt (E minor)
  6. Choral: Das hat er alles uns getan (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-12-25 in Leipzig
Librettist Possibly Bach, but based on Martin Luther's hymn
Language German
Dedication Christmas Day
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 oboes, 2 horns, timpani, strings, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ. A festive opening chorus, although rather short
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Der Glanz der höchsten Herrlichkeit. Secco recitative with bits of chorale interspersed
  3. Aria (Tenor): Gott, dem der Erden Kreis zu klein. Three baroque oboes (tuning!) are the only other instruments aside from continuo here
  4. Recitativo (Bass): O Christenheit! Recitative with string accompaniment
  5. Aria (Soprano, Alto): Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt. The marked contrasts of the text are here illustarted
  6. Choral: Das hat er alles uns getan. A plain chorale setting with independent horn parts

Print Sources Consulted

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