O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Mein letztes Lager will mich schrecken (No.3)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1863. Plate B.W. XII (2).
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)
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Aria: Mein letztes Lager will mich schrecken (No.3)

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General Information

Work Title O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
Alternative. Title O Eternity, you word of Thunder
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 60
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Aria (Alto, Tenor): O Ewigkiet, du Donnerwort
  2. Recitativo (Alto, Tenor): O schwerer Gang zum letzen Kampf und Streite!
  3. Aria (Alto, Tenor): Mein letztes Lager will mich schrecken
  4. Recitativo (Alto, Bass): Der Tod bleibt doch der menschlichen Natur verhaßt
  5. Chorale: Es ist genung
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723
First Performance. 1723-11-7 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 24th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: Soloists (alto (Fear), tenor (Hope), bass (Christ)), mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, horn, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
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Commentary on the movements

  1. Aria (Alto, Tenor): O Ewigkiet, du Donnerwort. A Chorale arrangement for alto (doubled with horn throughout) and tenor providing a countermelody.
  2. Recitativo (Alto, Tenor): O schwerer Gang zum letzen Kampf und Streite! Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Alto, Tenor): Mein letztes Lager will mich schrecken. A sort of rondo (ABACADA) form. Within each episode, the form is solo-duet-solo, giving this movement a very symmetrical feel.
  4. Recitativo (Alto, Bass): Der Tod bleibt doch der menschlichen Natur verhaßt. Secco recitative.
  5. Chorale: Es ist genung. A plain chorale setting. This is the setting used by Berg in his Violin Concerto.

Print Sources Consulted

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