Sehet, welch eine Liebe, BWV 64 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Von der Welt verlang ich nichts' (No.7)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 16
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1868. Plate B.W. XVI.
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Chorus: 'Sehet, welch eine Liebe' (No.1)

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Aria: 'Von der Welt verlang ich nichts' (No.7)

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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie III. Motetten, Choräle, Lieder
Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.15-17)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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2. As "Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ" (More details) (No.13)
4. As "Was frag ich nach der Welt" (More details) (No.14)
8. As "Jesu, meine Freude" (More details) (No.12)
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General Information

Work Title Sehet, welch eine Liebe
Alternative. Title See what Love
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 64 ; BC A 15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 580
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Chorus: Sehet, welch eine Liebe (E minor)
  2. Choral: Das gat er alles uns getan (G major)
  3. Recitativo (alto): Geh, Welt! (C major-D major)
  4. Choral: Was frag ich nach der Welt (D major)
  5. Aria (soprano): Was die Welt (B minor)
  6. Recitativo (bass): Der Himmel bleibet mir gewiß (G major)
  7. Aria (alto): Von der Welt verlang ich nichts (G major)
  8. Choral: Gute Nacht, o Wesen (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1723-12-27 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1868 (BGA)
Librettist see below
I John 3: 1 (No.1)
Martin Luther (1483-1546) (No.2)
Balthasar Kindermann (1636-1706) (No.4)
Christian Weiss Sr. (1671-1737) or
Anonymous (Nos.3, 5, 6-7) [based on text from Johann Oswald Knauer (1690-?)]
Johann Franck (1618-1677) (No.8)
Language German
Dedication 3rd day of Christmas
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: oboe d'amore, cornett, 3 trombones, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

For the 3rd Day of Christmas.

Commentary on the movements

  1. A motet-style movement rare for Bach's cantatas. This, combined with the colla parte instrumentation lend the movement a "severe, archaic character"1.
  2. A plain chorale setting.
  3. Secco recitative.
  4. A plain chorale setting.
  5. Full of vigorous figuration, a "fun" aria.
  6. Secco recitative.
  7. Alto and oboe d'amore, in the same register, lend this a slower dance feel.
  8. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach