Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Was unser Gott geschaffen hat (No.3)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24 (pp.159-82)
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Aria: Was unser Gott geschaffen hat (No.3)

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General Information

Work Title Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut
Alternative. Title Praise and honour be to the highest Good
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 117
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 verses
[Versus 1. Chorale]: Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut (G major)
Versus 2. Recitativo (Bass): Es danken dir die Himmelsheer (C major-G major)
Versus 3. [Aria] (Tenor): Was unser Gott geschaffen hat (E minor)
Versus 4. Choraliter: Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not (G major)
Versus 5. Recitativo (Alto): Der Herr ist noch und nimmer nicht (D major)
Versus 6. [Aria] (Bass): Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß (B minor)
Versus 7. [Aria] (Alto): Ich will dich all mein Leben lang (D major)
Versus 8. Recitativo (Tenor): Ihr, die ihr Christi Namen nennt (B minor-G major)
Versus 9. Chorale: So kommet vor sein Angesicht (G major)
Librettist Johann Jacob Schütz, (1640-1690)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes/oboes d'amore, strings (incl. solo violin), continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. [Versus 1 Chorale]: Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut. The chorale is sung plain to a lively instrumental accompaniment, perpetuum mobile. The additional colours of flutes lend this movement a relaxed air.
  2. Versus 2 Recitativo (Bass): Es danken dir die Himmelsheer. Secco recitative.
  3. Versus 3 [Aria] (Tenor): Was unser Gott geschaffen hat. Two oboes d'amore complement the tenor's sorrowful line to make this a sharp contrast from the previous two movements
  4. Versus 4 Choraliter: Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not. A plain chorale setting.
  5. Versus 5 Recitativo (Alto): Der Herr ist noch und nimmer nicht. Recitative with string accompaniment-arioso with continuo only.
  6. Versus 6 [Aria] (Bass): Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß. Solo violin, but not virtuosic. This bass aria contains one of Bach's most declamatory instrumental lines, as well as a highly melodic bass line.
  7. Versus 7 [Aria] (Alto): Ich will dich all mein Leben lang. Flutes and strings play in a relaxed dance-like aria.
  8. Versus 8 Recitativo (Tenor): Ihr, die ihr Christi Namen nennt. Secco recitative.
  9. Versus 9 Chorale: So kommet vor sein Angesicht. A reprise of the first movement with a new text.

Print Sources Consulted

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