Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen (No.2)

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Michrond (2015/11/7)

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Michel Rondeau

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Kryalot (2006/3/13)

BWV0008.pdf
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Moritz Hauptmann (1792–1868)
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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 1 (pp.211-42)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1851. Plate B.W. I.

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Moritz Hauptmann (1792–1868)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1895).

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Wiesbaden: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1969., with bogus copyright claim*

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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

PMLP03250-bwv008.pdf
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Bernhard Todt (1822-1907), piano reduction [?]

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German

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London: Novello, n.d.(ca.1890).

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).
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Chorus: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? (No.1)

For Piano solo (Saint-Saëns)

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Lekro (2016/2/6)

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Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)

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Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1863]. Plate 269c.

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Aria: Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen (No.2)

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Aria: Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen! (No.4)

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PMLP03250-CANTATA BWV 008 - 2ª EDICION - J.S.BACH - TEXTOS Y PARTITURAS.pdf
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Antonio Armendáriz (2nd edition)

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German / Spanish / French / English

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Lodosa: Antonio Armendáriz Navarro

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General Information

Work Title Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?
Alternative Title Beloved God, when will I die?
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 8 ; BC A137
Key E major (1st version)
D major (2nd version)
Movements/Sections 6 sections
  1. Chorus: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? (E major)
  2. Aria: Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen (C minor)
  3. Recitative: Zwar fühlt mein schwaches Herz (E major)
  4. Aria: Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen! (A major)
  5. Recitative: Behalte nur, o Welt, das Meine! (E major)
  6. Chorale: Herrscher über Tod und Leben (E major)
Year/Date of Composition 1724
First Performance 1724-9-24 in Leipzig (1st version)
First Publication 1851 (BGA)
Librettist Caspar Neumann (1648–1714), chorales
Language German
Dedication 16th Sunday after Trinity
Average Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soloists: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: transverse flute, 2 oboes d’amore, strings, continuo (including horn in 1st movement)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? - scores at Sheet Music Plus


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Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?" – a gapped chorale setting of the tune. The alto, tenor, and bass voices sing free counterpoint, while the sopranos sing the chorale unadorned in long notes.
  2. Aria: "Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen" ("Why should you recoil, my spirit") — for tenor, oboe d'amore and continuo.
  3. Recitative: "Zwar fühlt mein schwaches Herz" ("Indeed, my weak heart feels") – for alto, strings and continuo.
  4. Aria: "Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen!" ("But hence, you foolish, useless worries!") – for bass, flute, strings and continuo.
  5. Recitative: "Behalte nur, o Welt, das Meine!" ("Keep then, o world, my possessions!") – for soprano and continuo.
  6. Chorale: "Herrscher über Tod und Leben" ("Sovereign over death and life") – the last verse of the chorale, sung and played by the whole ensemble.

Print Sources Consulted

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