Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, BWV 96 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Ach, ziehe die Seele mit Seilen der Liebe' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Ach, ziehe die Seele mit Seilen der Liebe' (No.3)

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Chorale: 'Ertöt uns durch dein Güte' (No.6)

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Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.66)
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Misc. Notes From Dietel Sammlung as "Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes Sohn" (No.92). More details. 600 dpi. Page size is 10.00 x 12.688 inches.
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General Information

Work Title Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn
Alternative. Title Lord Christ, the only Son of God
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 96 ; BC A 142
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 272
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Choral: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn (F major)
  2. Recitativo (alto): O Wunderkraft der Liebe (B major-F major)
  3. Aria (tenor): Ach, ziehe die Seele mit Seilen der Liebe (C major)
  4. Recitativo (soprano): Ach, führe mich, o Gott, zum rechten Wege (F major)
  5. Aria (bass): Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken (D minor)
  6. Chorale: Ertöt uns durch dein Güte (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-10-08 in Leipzig (1st Performance)
1734-10-24 in Leipzig (2nd Performance)
1740?-10-01 in Leipzig (3rd Performance)
First Publication. 1875 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Elisabeth Cruciger (ca.1500-ca.1535) (Nos.1, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Language German
Dedication 18th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: sopranino recorder (F) (or piccolo), flute traverso, 2 oboes, horn, trombone
piccolo violin, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn. Unusually, the alto has the chorale theme, thus making it harder to distinguish. The extra-high sopranino recorder also shrieks enough to distract from the chorale theme.
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O Wunderkraft der Liebe. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Ach, ziehe die Seele mit Seilen der Liebe. A virtuoso recorder part is here brought to the fore in this otherwise rather lackluster aria.
  4. Recitativo (Soprano): Ach, führe mich, o Gott, zum rechten Wege. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Bass): Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken. Illustration of the text is prominent here. The changes in harmonic motion are here very interesting.
  6. Choral: Ertöt uns durch dein Güte. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach