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

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Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.

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Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)

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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 Number BWV 111
Key A minor
Movements/Sections 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. Aria [Duetto] (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 Composition 1725
First Performance 1725-01-21 in Leipzig
First Publication 1876 (BGA)
Librettist Duke Albrecht of Prussia (Hymn)
Language German
Average Duration 22 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SATB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Oboes, Strings, BC
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
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