Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgethan (No.1)

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Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgethan (No.1)

For 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello (Bartoli)

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Aria: Erschüttre dich nur nicht, verzagte Seele (No.3)

For Trios: Flute ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Aria Duetto: Wenn des Kreuzes Bitterkeiten (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Was Gott tut, das ist Wohlgethan
Alternative. Title What God deals is dealt bountifully
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 99 ; BC A133
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgethan (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Sein Wort der Wahrheit stehet fest (B minor)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Erschüttre dich nur nicht, verzagte Seele (E minor)
  4. Recitativo (Alto): Nun, der von Ewigkeit geschloßne Bund (B minor-D major)
  5. Aria Duetto (Soprano, Alto): Wenn des Kreuzes Bitterkeiten (B minor)
  6. Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-09-17 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1875 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Samuel Rodigast (1649-1708) (Nos.1, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute traverso, oboe d'amore, horn, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

For the 15th Sunday after Trinity

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgethan. A typical opening chorus, although the ritornello begins first with strings, and only later lets on that there are woodwinds in the orchestra.
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Sein Wort der Wahrheit stehet fest. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Erschüttre dich nur nicht, verzagte Seele. A virtuoso flute part gives a striking expessive figuration to this fast-moving aria in 3/8.
  4. Recitativo (Alto): Nun, der von Ewigkeit geschloßne Bund. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria Duetto (Soprano, Alto): Wenn des Kreuzes Bitterkeiten. Another obbligato flute part, although with oboe d'amore. Imitation abounds between the voices.
  6. Choral: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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