Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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General Information

Work Title Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten
Alternative. Title Whoever loves me will keep my Word
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 59
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
1. Duetto: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten
2. Recitative: O, was sind das vor Ehren, wozu uns Jesus setzt?
3. Chorale: Komm, Heiliger Geist
4. Aria: Die Welt mit allen Königreichen
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723, but the only surviving version is from 1724
First Performance. 1723-05-16
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Erdmann Neumeister (1671–1756)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (SB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
Bach-Cantatas.com
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Misc. Comments

For Whit Sunday.

Commentary on the movements

  1. Duetto (Soprano, Bass): Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten. This setting proves Bach “to be a master even in limitation”1. Derived from brief motives, this duet is highly concentrated in material but very beautiful.
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): O, was sind das vor Ehren. Recitative with string accompaniment.
  3. Chorale: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott. A plain chorale setting.
  4. Aria (Bass): Die Welt mit allen Königreichen. An aria in Bar form with obbligato violin. At the end of the bass part, there is marked Choral Segue, a confusing remark that may explain the “missing” movement.

Print Sources Consulted

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