Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186a (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Publisher. Info. David Glenn Lebut Jr.
Misc. Notes Based on D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 53,
No. 6 = BWV 73/5; No. 6a = BWV 107/7; No. 6b-6d = BWV 417-419
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Work Title Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht
Alternative. Title Dominica 3. Adventus Xsti
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 186a; BC A 5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 872
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorus: Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht (G minor, C) (BWV 186, No.1)
  2. Aria (bass): Bist du, der mir helfen soll (B major, 3/4) (BWV 186, No.3)
  3. Aria (tenor): Meßias läßt sich merken (D minor, C) (BWV 186, No.5)
  4. Aria (soprano): Die Armen will der Herr umarmen (G minor, C) (BWV 186, No.8)
  5. Aria (soprano, alto): Laß, Seele, kein Leiden (C Dorian mode, 3/8) (BWV 186, No.10)
  6. Chorale: Darum ob ich schon dulde (C Dorian mode, C)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1716
First Performance. 1716-12-13 in Weimar, Schloßkapelle "Weg zum Himmelsburg"
Librettist see below
Salomo Franck (1659-1725) (Nos.1-5)
Ludwig Helmbold (1532-1598) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 3rd Sunday in Advent
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17:18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille d'hautbois (also Oboe da caccia), bassoon, strings, continuo
Related Works Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186 (Expanded Version)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information Music lost, but could be reconstructed

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