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

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

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2015/11/21)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/07)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
First edition
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1863. Plate B.W. XII (2).
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)
Language German
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Aria: 'O Ewigkiet, du Donnerwort' (No.1)

For 3 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello (Lang and Bartoli)

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

For Quintets: Oboe D'Amore or Oboe ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Chorale: 'Es ist genung' (No.5)

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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie III. Motetten, Choräle, Lieder
Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.37)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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General Information

Work Title O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort [Dialogus] II
Alternative. Title O Eternity, you word of Thunder
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 60 ; BC A 161
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 429
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 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1723-11-07 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Johann Rist (1607-1667) (No.1)
Genesis 49: 18 (No.1)
Anonymous (Nos.2-4)
Revelation 14: 13 (No.4)
Franz Joachim Burmeister (1633-1672) (No.5)
Language German
Dedication 24th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: alto (Furcht), tenor (Hoffnung), bass (Christus); mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, horn, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Classical Archives article
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

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