Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1863. Plate B.W. XII (2).

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Arranger:

Otto Taubmann (1859–1929)

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German / English

Translator:

Constance Bache (1846–1903), English text

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1891]. Plate J.S.B. I.56

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General Information

Work Title Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
Alternative Title I would gladly carry the Cross-beam
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 56
Movements/Sections 5 movements
1. Aria (Bass): Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
2. Recitative (Bass): Mein Wandel auf der Welt
3. Aria (Bass): Endlich, endlich wird mein Joch
4. Recitative and Arioso (Bass): Ich stehe fertig und bereit
5. Chorus: Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder
Year/Date of Composition 1726
First Performance 1726-10-27 in Leipzig
First Publication 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 19th Sunday after Trinity
Average Duration 21 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Solo Bass, Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, Taille, Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Bach.de (German)
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Aria: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen. An aria in Bar form. The expressivity of this thematic material also fits the text beautifully. The Abgesang section is truly different from the ‘’Stollen’’ here.
  2. Recitativo: Mein Wandel auf der Welt. A recitative with obbligato cello illustrating the motion of the water. This accompaniment stops at “So tret ich aus dem Schiff in meine Stadt”1.
  3. Aria: Endlich, endlich wird mein Joch. In this, the longest movement of the cantata, Bach uses the pastoral and relaxed colour of solo oboe to great effect, forming a beautiful contrast to the agitated movements preceding.
  4. Recitativo: Ich stehe fertig und bereit. A reprise of part of the first movement, with a recitative introduction.
  5. Choral: Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder. A plain chorale setting. However, this is “an exceptional masterpiece…truly inspired…We seem able to perceive directly the soul passing through the pain of death into glory.”1

Print Sources Consulted

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