Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, BWV 111 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Chorale: 'Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit' (No.1)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1725)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
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Chorale: 'Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit' (No.1)

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Aria: 'Entsetze dich, mein Herze, nicht' (No.2)

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Duetto Aria: 'So geh ich mit beherzten Schritten' (No.4)

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For 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos

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General Information

Work Title Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
Alternative. Title Whatever my God wills, may that always happen
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 111 ; BC A 36
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 688
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorale: Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit (A minor)
  2. Aria (bass): Entsetze dich, mein Herze, nicht (E minor)
  3. Recitativo (alto): O Törichter! der sich von Gott entzieht (B minor)
  4. Duetto Aria (alto, tenor): So geh ich mit beherzten Schritten (G major)
  5. Recitativo (soprano): Drum wenn der Tod zuletzt den Geist (F major-A minor)
  6. Chorale: Noch eins, Herr, will ich bitten dich (A minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1725-01-21 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1876 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Duke of Prussia Albert (1490-1568) (Nos.1, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Language German
Dedication 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
RISM 450058183 (information on a late 18th-century copy of the opening chorus and 4th movement by Christian Benjamin Klein, at the Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn)

Misc. Comments

For the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit. An energetic movement full of running semiquaver passages in the violins and rhythmic dactyls in the oboes.
    This instrumental texture accompanies a heterophonic vocal texture of the Soprano cantus firmus against the chorale in shorter note values.
  2. Aria (Bass): Entsetze dich, mein Herze, nicht. A continuo aria of much calmer spirit than the previous movement. The opening sigh-motive recurs continuously through the entire movement.
  3. Recitativo (Alto): O Törichter! der sich von Gott entzieht. Secco recitative.
  4. Aria [Duetto] (Alto, Tenor): So geh ich mit beherzten Schritten. "A sonorous, dance-like duet"1, for strings, voices, and continuo. The "walking" of the text is fully exhibited in the relaxed motion of the baseline.
  5. Recitativo (Soprano): Drum wenn der Tod zuletzt den Geist. Recitative with two oboes.
  6. Chorale: Noch eins, Herr, will ich bitten dich. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach