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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Editor Moritz Hauptmann (1792–1868)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 1 (pp.211-42)
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Editor Moritz Hauptmann (1792–1868)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1895).
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822-1907), piano reduction [?]
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Chorus: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? (No.1)

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Publisher. Info. 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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General Information

Work Title Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?
Alternative. Title Beloved God, when will I die?
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 8 ; BC A137
Key E major (1st version)
D major (2nd version)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 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 DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: transverse flute, 2 oboes d’amore, horn (1st mvt.), strings, continuo
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Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? - scores at Sheet Music Plus
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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach