Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Rgagnaux (2016/8/12)

Performers Agnes Giebel (soprano), Bruno Mueller (bass)
Reinhold Barchet (violin), Fritz Fischer (oboe), Eva Hölderlin (organ)
Pro Musica Stuttgart (orchestra), Rolf Reinhardt (conductor)
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Misc. Notes Recorded ca. 1950...1952, Stuttgart, LP Boîte à musique BAM L.D. 04
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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)
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General Information

Work Title Selig ist der Mann
Alternative. Title Blessed is the man, ‘’Dialogus’’
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 57
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements
  1. Aria (Bass): Selig ist der Mann (G minor)
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Ach! dieser süße Trost (E major-C minor)
  3. Aria (Soprano): Ich wünschte mir den Tod, den Tod (C minor)
  4. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Ich reiche dir die Hand (G minor-B major)
  5. Aria (Bass): Ja, ja, ich kann die Feinde schlagen (B major)
  6. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): In meiner Schoß liegt Ruh und Leben (E major-D minor)
  7. Aria (Soprano): Ich ende / Behende / Mein irdisches Leben (G minor-B major)
  8. Choral: Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725
First Performance. 1725-12-26 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Georg Christian Lehms (1684–1717)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 28 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (S (Soul), B (Christ)), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, Taille, Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Selig ist der Mann - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

For the Second day of Christmas (St. Stephen’s Day).

Commentary on the movements

  1. Aria (Bass): Selig ist der Mann. One of the more richly scored movements, with oboes doubling the strings. The aria is in ‘’Bar’’ form (AAB). The bass part is notable for its use as a sustained expressive voice, instead of carrying the thematic material, at least at first.
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Ach! dieser süße Trost. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Soprano): Ich wünschte mir den Tod, den Tod. The highly chromatic thematic material gives expressive force to this aria.
  4. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Secco recitative. Ich reiche dir die Hand.
  5. Aria (Bass): Ja, ja, ich kann die Feinde schlagen. The longest movement by far, this aria is a radiant expression of joy.
  6. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): In meiner Schoß liegt Ruh und Leben. Secco recitative.
  7. Aria (Soprano): Ich ende / Behende / Mein irdisches Leben. “Music of aching, passionate bliss”1. The opening theme is notable for its extensive range of two octaves and a third.
  8. Choral: Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen. A plain chorale setting, with voices reinforced by all the instruments, including a return of the doubling oboes.

Print Sources Consulted

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