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

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BWV0060.pdf
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Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1863. Plate B.W. XII (2).

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PMLP03749-bwv060.pdf
Arranger:

Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)

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German

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

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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 Number BWV 60
Key D major
Movements/Sections 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 Composition 1723
First Performance 1723-11-7 in Leipzig
First Publication 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average Duration 17 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (A (Fear), T (Hope), B (Christ)), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes d’amore, Horn, Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
Bach-Cantatas.com
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

For the 24th Sunday after Trinity.

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
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