Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden (No.9)

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Pauldebra (2015/12/22)

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Michrond (2013/2/22)

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Michrond (2013/3/10)

Performer Pages Michel Rondeau (trumpet)
Performers 1. Jeffrey Campbell (organ)
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Lekro (2014/9/29)

Performer Pages Martha Goldstein (piano)
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From an album of Bach transcriptions on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

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The piano used was the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand at the University of Washington.
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Peter (2007/1/19)

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Perlnerd666 (2008/10/12)

Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)
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Reprinted Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.
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Jujimufu (2007/7/19)

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Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden (No.9)

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R.D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

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Libretto

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General Information

Work Title Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd
Alternative. Title Jagdkantate ; Hunt Cantata
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 208, BWV 208a ; BC G 1/3, BC G 27
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 movements:
  1. Recitative (soprano I): Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!
  2. Aria (soprano I): Jagen ist die Lust der Götter
  3. Recitative (tenor): Wie, schönste Göttin? wie?
  4. Aria (tenor): Willst du dich nicht mehr ergetzen
  5. Recitative (soprano I): Ich liebe dich zwar noch!
  6. Recitative (bass): Ich, der ich sonst ein Gott
  7. Aria (bass): Ein Fürst ist seines Landes Pan
  8. Recitative (soprano II): Soll dann der Pales Opfer hier das letzte sein?
  9. Aria (soprano II): Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
  10. Recitative (soprano I): So stimmt mit ein und laßt des Tages Lust volkommen sein
  11. Chorus: Lebe, Sonne dieser Erden
  12. Aria (soprano I and tenor): Entzucket uns beide, ihr Strahlen der Freude
  13. Aria (soprano II and tenor): Weil die wollenreichen Heerden
  14. Aria (bass): Ihr Felder und Auen
  15. Chorus: Ihr lieblichste Blicke, ihr freudige Stunden
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1713, rev. 1716, 1742
First Performance. 1713-02-23 in Weißenfels
rep. 1716-03-19 in Weimar (birthday of Ernst August); 1742-08-08 in Leipzig (Name-Day of Elector Friedrich August III [King August II of Poland], BWV 208a)
First Publication. 1881
Librettist Salomo Franck (1659–1725)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: Diana (soprano I), Pales (soprano II), Endymion (tenor), Pan (bass); mixed chorus (SSTB)
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 oboes, taille d'hautbois, bassoon
3 hunting horns, 2 violins, viola, cello, violone, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list) (1st version)
Bach Digital (source list) (2nd version)
Bach Digital (source list) (3rd version [BWV 208a])
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Possibly published 1879 according to Worldcat. Also included (1st and possibly 2nd versions) Sinfonia (introductory Sinfonia) and (all 3 versions) Trio Sonata (instrumental ritornello for No. 13).


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach