Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Hebt euer Haupt empor' (No.8)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
First edition
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 16 (pp.327-68)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1868. Plate B.W. XVI.
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Editor Alfred Dürr (1918–2011)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 27. Kantaten zum 24. bis 27. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (pp.107-48)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1968. Plate BA 5032.
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Version 1 (1723)

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Copyist Johann Andreas Kuhnau (1703–1761)
Christian Gottlob Meißner (1707–1760)
Johann Christian Lindner (1707–1743)
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Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn (1799-1858), titles
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1723).
Holograph manuscript, 1723 (partial)
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach St 95
See here for exact description of three groups of parts (including BWV 70a)
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Version 2 (1731)

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Copyist Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), cello solo
Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713–1780), continuo
Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn (1799-1858), titles
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1731).
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach St 95
continuo part incomplete
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Vocal Scores

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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907), piano reduction (?)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890).
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Language Russian
Translator Mariya Avgustova Davydova (1863-19??), Russian text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1900).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorus: 'Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!' (No.1)

For 4 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos (Bartoli)

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Arranger Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
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Aria: 'Wenn kömmt der Tag, an dem wir ziehen' (No.3)

For String Duos (Lang)

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Aria: 'Hebt euer Haupt empor' (No.8)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Aria: 'Seligster Erquickungstag' (No.10)

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General Information

Work Title Wachet, betet, seid bereit allezeit!
Alternative. Title Watch! pray! pray! watch!
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 70 ; BC A 165
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 674
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 11 movements (in 2 parts):
  • Pars prima
1. Chorus: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! (C major)
2. Recitativo (bass): Erschrecket, ihr verstockten Sünder! (F major-A minor)
3. Aria (alto): Wenn kömmt der Tag, an dem wir ziehen (A minor)
4. Recitativo (tenor): Auch bei dem himmlischen Verlangen (D minor-B minor)
5. Aria (soprano): Laßt der Spötter Zungen schmähen (E minor)
6. Recitativo (tenor): Jedoch bei dem unartigen Geschlechte (D major-G major)
7. Chorale: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele (G major)
  • Pars seconda
8. Aria (tenor): Hebt euer Haupt empor (G major)
9. Recitativo (bass): Ach, soll nicht dieser große Tag (E minor-C major)
10. Aria (Bass): Seligster Erquickungstag (C major)
11. Chorale: Nicht nach Welt, nach Himmel nicht (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723 in Leipzig, rev. 1731
First Performance. 1723-11-21 in Leipzig, rev. 1731-11-18 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1868 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Salomo Franck (1659-1725) (Nos.1, 3, 5, 8, 10)
Anonymous (Nos.2, 4, 6, 9)
Christoph Demantius (1567-1643) (No.7)
Christian Keymann (1607-1662) (No.11)
Language German
Dedication 26th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: oboe, bassoon, trumpet, strings, cello obbligato, continuo (organ)
Related Works Wachet, betet, seid bereit allezeit!, BWV 70a (Original Version)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach