Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Contents

Performances

Naxos

Search key:

Javascript not enabled.

Synthesized/MIDI

Aria-Duetto: 'Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt' (No.4)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

MP3 file (audio)
Michrond (2016/2/24)

Performers MIDI
Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Sheet Music

Full Scores

Complete

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/8/29)

Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821-1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXVI.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Aria: 'Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen' (No.2)

PDF typeset by editor
Rutger (2013/8/25)

PDF typeset by editor
Rutger (2013/8/25)

Editor Rutger Hofman
Publisher. Info. Rutger Hofman
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Parts

Aria: 'Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen' (No.2)

PDF typeset by editor
Rutger (2013/8/25)

PDF typeset by editor
Rutger (2013/8/25)

PDF typeset by editor
Rutger (2013/8/25)

ZIP typeset by editor
Rutger (2013/8/25)

Editor Rutger Hofman
Publisher. Info. Rutger Hofman
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Vocal Scores

PDF scanned by bh2000
Perlnerd666 (2008/11/13)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1880).
Copyright
Misc. Notes Vocal Score based on Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorus: 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin' (No.1)

For String Sextets (Bartoli)

PDF typeset by arranger
FP23 (2017/10/8)

Arranger Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
Editor Peter Lang
Publisher. Info. Peter Lang, 2016.
Copyright
Misc. Notes 3 violins, 1 or 2 violas, 1 or 2 cellos
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Aria: 'Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen' (No.2)

For Quartets: Flute and Oboe or Oboe d'Amore ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

PDF typeset by arranger
FP23 (2017/10/8)

Arranger Peter Lang
Publisher. Info. Peter Lang, 2015.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Various quartet configurations
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Aria-Duetto: 'Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt' (No.4)

For String Quintets (Lang)

PDF typeset by arranger
FP23 (2017/10/8)

Arranger Peter Lang
Publisher. Info. Peter Lang, 2015.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Various quintet configurations
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
For String Quartets (Lang / Bartoli)

PDF typeset by arranger
FP23 (2017/10/8)

Arranger Peter Lang
Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
Editor Peter Lang
Publisher. Info. Peter Lang, 2016.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Various quartet configurations
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2016/2/24)

ZIP typeset by arranger
Michrond (2016/2/24)

Arranger Michel Rondeau
Publisher. Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
Alternative. Title In peace and joy I go to that place
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 125 ; BC A 168
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorus: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin (E minor)
  2. Aria (alto): Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen (E minor)
  3. Recitativo (bass): O Wunder, daß ein Herz (A minor-B minor)
  4. Aria-Duetto (tenor, bass): Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt (G major)
  5. Recitativo (alto): O unerschöpfter Schatz der Güte (E minor)
  6. Chorale: Er ist das Heil und selig Licht (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1725-02-02 in Leipzig (1st Performance)
1735-40 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1878 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Martin Luther (1483-1546) (Nos.1, 3, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2, 4-5)
Language German
Dedication Feast of Purification of Mary
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute traverso, oboe d'amore, horn, strings, continuo
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin. A gentle 12/8 chorus in "an extremely dense, highly expressive texture"1 instrumentally, and a typical imitative choral structure below the chorale as cantus firmus.
  2. Aria (Alto): Ich will auch mit gebrochnen Augen. Flute and Oboe d'amore again work in imitation, but also in homophony (thirds) over a "tranquil" continuo part. The highly expressive material of this movement, richly ornamented, leads to conjecture that "and expressive interpretation of this movement lay particularly close to the composer's heart."1
  3. Recitativo (Bass): O Wunder, daß ein Herz. Secco recitative alternating with chorale.
  4. Aria Duetto (Tenor, Bass): Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfüllt. Two violins in playful imitation play a concertante counterpoint to this duet.
  5. Recitativo (Alto): O unerschöpfter Schatz der Güte. Secco recitative.
  6. Choral: Er ist das Heil und selig Licht. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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