Schauet doch und sehet, BWV 46 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Choral: O großer Gott von Treu (No.6)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 10 (pp.187-238)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1860. Plate B.W. X.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1891. Plate J.S.B. I. 46.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate J.S.B. I.
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Choral: O großer Gott von Treu (No.6)

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General Information

Work Title Schauet doch und sehet
Alternative. Title Behold and see if there be any sorrow.
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 46
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Chorus: Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei (D minor)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): So klage du, zerstörte Gottesstadt (G minor)
  3. Aria (Bass): Dein Wetter zog sich auf von weiten (B major)
  4. Recitativo (Alto): Doch bildet euch, o Sünder, ja nicht ein (F major-C minor)
  5. Aria (Alto): Doch Jesus will auch bei der Strafe (G minor)
  6. Choral: O großer Gott von Treu (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723
First Performance. 1723-08-01 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (ATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 recorders, 2 oboes da caccia, horn, tromba da tirarsi, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

For the 10th Sunday after Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei. A "large-scale lament"1 exploiting all of the baroque illustrative materials available to Bach. Imitation and polyphony abound.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): So klage du, zerstörte Gottesstadt. A fully orchestrated recitative, with recorders providing a throbbing background to the string harmony and tenor declamation.
  3. Aria (Bass): Dein Wetter zog sich auf von weiten. The centerpiece of the cantata. The trumpet obbligato gives an especially festive character to this movement.
  4. Recitativo (Alto): Doch bildet euch, o Sünder, ja nicht ein. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Alto): Doch Jesus will auch bei der Strafe. Instrumentationally, this movement is a good contrast to the first aria: recorders instead of trumpets, alto instead of bass. The continuo is notably absent; this is a bassetto movement, with oboes as the bass.
  6. Choral: O großer Gott von Treu. A plain chorale setting with added recorders.

Print Sources Consulted

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