O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht, BWV 118 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/29)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
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General Information

Work Title O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht
Alternative. Title O Jesus Christ, my Life's Light
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 118
Key B major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7-8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
Orchestra: 2 litui, cornetto, 3 trombones, continuo (later inc. oboes, bassoons, strings)
External Links Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

  • For the question, if BWV 118 is a Cantata or a Motet, see Aryeh Oron's commentary at Bach-cantatas.org
  • Dürr1 argues for the "motet" side.

Print Sources Consulted

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