O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1891). Plate J.S.B. I.34
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Chorus: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (No.1)

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General Information

Work Title O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe
Alternative. Title O eternal fire, o source of love
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 34
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Chorus: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir
  3. Aria (Alto): Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Erwählt sich die heilgen Hütten
  5. Tutti: Friede über Israel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726-27
First Performance. 1727-06-01 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1857 (BGA)
Librettist anonymous
Language German
Dedication 1st day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Sacred Parody of O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34a

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe. "Resplendently" scored. A scintillating opening chorus.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir. Secco Recitative.
  3. Aria (Alto): Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen. The sole aria. Muted violins against a drone bass.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Erwählt sich die heilgen Hütten. Secco Recitative.
  5. Tutti: Friede über Israel. An AABB chorus to close.

Print Sources Consulted

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