Preise, Jerusalem, den Herren, BWV 119 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.

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Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]

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Work Title Preise, Jerusalem, den Herren
Alternative Title Praise the Lord, Jerusalem
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 119
Key C major
Movements/Sections 9 movements
  1. [Ouverture]: Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn (C major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Gesegnet Land! glückselge Stadt! (G major)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Wohl dir, du Volk der Linden (G major)
  4. Recitativo (Bass): So herrlich stehst du, liebe Stadt! (C major)
  5. Aria (Alto): Die Obrigkeit ist Gottes Gabe (G minor)
  6. Recitativo (Soprano): Nun! wir erkennen es und bringen dir (F major-C major)
  7. [Chorus]: Der Herr hat Guts an uns getan (C major)
  8. Recitativo (Alto):Zuletzt! Da du uns, Herr zu deinem Volk gesetzt (F major-E minor)
  9. Choral: Hilf deinem Volk, Herr Jesu Christ (C major)
Year/Date of Composition 1723
First Performance 1723-08-30 in Leipzig
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average Duration 27 mInutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 recorders, 3 oboes/2 oboes da caccia, 4 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 1723 Council Election.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Ouverture]: Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn. A splendid French Overture with an orchestration larger than almost any in Bach's output.
    The Chorus here only participates in the fast section, not fugal as normal; the soprano parts in particular lie unusually high.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Gesegnet Land! glückselge Stadt! Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Wohl dir, du Volk der Linden. 2 Oboes da caccia give this aria a particular flavor combined with the tenor soloist, "a mild, even warm sound,
    which is enhanced still more by the song-like, approachable melody"1.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): So herrlich stehst du, liebe Stadt! The full instrumental ensemble (minus one oboe) comes back for this recitative.
  5. Aria (Alto): Die Obrigkeit ist Gottes Gabe. The only minor-key movement in the cantata.
    The question of the meaning of the march-like "mocking" recorder repeated notes hangs in the air, but it seems unlikely that Bach could have conceived such political thinking1.
  6. Recitativo (Soprano): Nun! wir erkennen es und bringen dir. Secco recitative.
  7. [Chorus]: Der Herr hat Guts an uns getan. A da capo chorus for the whole instrumental ensemble again.
  8. Recitativo (Alto):Zuletzt! Da du uns, Herr, zu deinem Volk gesetzt. Secco recitative.
  9. Choral: Hilf deinem Volk, Herr Jesu Christ. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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