Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?, BWV 81 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Arioso: Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam? (No.4)

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Arioso: Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam? (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?
Alternative. Title Jesus sleeps; what hope have I?
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 81
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements
  1. Aria (Alto): Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (E minor)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Herr! warum trittest du so ferne? (A minor-G major)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Die schäumenden Wellen von Belials Bächen (G major)
  4. Arioso (Bass): Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam? (B minor)
  5. Aria (Bass): Schweig, aufgetürmtes Meer! (E minor)
  6. Recitativo (Alto): Wohl mir, mein Jesus spricht ein Wort (G major-B minor)
  7. Chorale: Unter deinen Schirmen (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-01-30 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1872
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 4th Sunday after Epiphany
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 oboes d'amore, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Aria (Alto): Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? A slow, expressive movement with a pastoral feel due to the recorders and low-lying ranges of voice and strings.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Herr! warum trittest du so ferne? Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Die schäumenden Wellen von Belials Bächen. A virtuosic first violin part leads the way in this speedy and dance-like movement.
  4. Arioso (Bass): Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam? Practically a two-part invention for bass and continuo.
  5. Aria (Bass): Schweig, aufgetürmtes Meer! Also fast, but the two oboes d'amore offer a relief.
  6. Recitativo (Alto): Wohl mir, mein Jesus spricht ein Wort. Secco recitative.
  7. Chorale: Unter deinen Schirmen. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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