Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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BWV0115.pdf
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Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.

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Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]

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German / English

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)

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General Information

Work Title Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit
Alternative Title Make ready, my spirit
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 115
Key G major
Movements/Sections 6 movements
  1. Choral: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit (G major)
  2. Aria (Alto): Ach, schläfrige Seele, wie? (E minor)
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Gott, so vor deine Seele wacht (G major-B minor)
  4. Aria (Soprano): Bete aber auch dabei (B minor)
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): Er sehnet sich nach unserm Schreien (B minor-G major)
  6. Choral: Drum so laßt uns immerdar (G major)
Year/Date of Composition 1724
First Performance 1724-11-05 in Leipzig
First Publication 1876 (BGA)
Librettist Johann BUrchard Freystein (Hymn)
Language German
Average Duration 22 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — Flute, Oboe d'Amore, Horn, Strings (inc. Violoncello Piccolo), BC
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 22nd Sunday after Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

  1. Choral: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit. Although following the typical soprano cantus firmus, choral imitation, instrumental lines formula of Bach's chorale cantatas, this movement is particularly memorable for the rich texture of unison upper strings against the warm tones of oboe d'amore, flute, and continuo. The addition of horn to the sopranos only adds to the luxuriant feel.
  2. Aria (Alto): Ach, schläfrige Seele, wie? With partly independent oboe d'amore obbligato, this "melancholy siciliano"1, adagio, combines poignant suspensions with motivic relations to both 1st and 5th movements.
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Gott, so vor deine Seele wacht. Secco recitative.
  4. Aria (Soprano): Bete aber auch dabei. One of the rare violoncello piccolo movements in Bach's cantatas, the two obbligato instruments play off each other nicely, while the soprano sings the same material, sometimes including the chorale sometimes.
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): Er sehnet sich nach unserm Schreien. Secco recitative-arioso.
  6. Choral: Drum so laßt uns immerdar. A plain chorale setting

Print Sources Consulted

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