Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde (Hoffmann, Melchior)



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General Information

Work Title Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde
Alternative. Title
Composer Hoffmann, Melchior
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. (BWV 53)
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Salomo Franck (1659–1725)?
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soloist: Alto
Orchestra: bells, 2 violins, viola, cello, continuo
External Links All Music Guide
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Extra Information Funeral cantata. For many years wrongly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as BWV 53.

Misc. Comments

Since this was (probably??) composed by Hoffmann, it cannot have been composed in 1730, after Hoffmann died.

It is more likely that it was probably composed by Johann Melchior Molter (who composed many other Cantatas formerly attributed to Bach, and was once a leading candidate as the originator of the Lukas-Passion BWV 246.BachFan 16:54, 16 November 2015 (EST)

What arguments connect it with which composer? The "1730" I mention was originally the "Composition date" given here, iirc, probably based not on solely internal evidence but rather on - "Well, around when did Bach write this?" "It looks like a composition of his from ca.1730" "ca.1730 it is then" and of course as California (or Canada?) drops into the ocean, "ca."s drop off left and right too, and "ca.1730" becomes "1730", and there you have it...
(For the much too literal-minded, I am "quoting" hypothetical past musicologists whose point of entry into the conversation is their own- not my- assumptions (and strong ones) that this cantata, so different from most of Bach's, more similar to those of North German generations before him, is one of his, and who decide based on who knows whatall that it's a _late_ one at that- and from that I suppose their ca.1730 date. What their reasoning was, I'd have to look up... same re Hoffmann vs Molter as a candidate for composer of this, Molter's musical virtues I am not denying in any event- I wonder if there's some interesting stuff to turn up in the way of digitized theses on the web, as sometimes happens, those can be interesting to read. Will have a look. Thank you.)

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach