Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 20.1
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Tenor Aria "Seht, was die Liebe tut" (No.3)

For Tenor, Violin or Viola and Keyboard (Mandyczewski)

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Ausgewählte Arien: Für Tenor mit obligaten Instrumenten und Klavier oder Orgel : Auf Grund der Ausgabe der Bachgesellschaft : Erstes Heft
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General Information

Work Title Ich bin ein guter Hirt
Alternative Title I am a good Shepherd
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 85
Key C minor
Movements/Sections 6 movements
  1. [Aria] (Bass): Ich bin ein guter Hirt (C minor)
  2. Aria (Alto): Jesus ist ein guter Hirt (G minor)
  3. Choral (Soprano): Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (B major)
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Wenn die Mietlinge schlafen (E major-A major)
  5. Aria (Tenor): Seht, was die Liebe tut (E major)
  6. Choral: Ist Gott mein Schutz und treuer Hirt (C minor)
Year/Date of Composition 1725
First Performance 1725-04-15 in Leipzig
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average Duration 20 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, Violoncello Piccolo, Strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the Second Sunday after Easter.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Solo (Bass):] Ich bin ein guter Hirt. A motivically oriented aria characterized by the descending semiquavers in the upper parts.
  2. Aria (Alto): Jesus ist ein guter Hirt. One of the rare arias in Bach for Violoncello Piccolo, Bach here uses the unusual instrument to good effect, keeping the player very busy.
  3. Choral (Soprano): Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt. The melody is Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr.
  4. Recitativo (Tenor): Wenn die Mietlinge schlafen. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  5. Aria (Tenor): Seht, was die Liebe tut. The sweet parallels of the obbligato oboes and the rocking 9/8 time give this movement a warm, pastoral feel.
  6. Choral: Ist Gott mein Schutz und treuer Hirt. A plain chorale setting to the tune of Ist Gott mein Schild und Helfersmann.

Print Sources Consulted

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