Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Work Title Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 147a; BC A 7
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 870
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorus: Herz und Mund und That und Leben (C major, 6/4) (BWV 147, No.1)
  2. Aria (Alto): Schäme dich, o Seele, nicht, (A minor, 3/4) (BWV 147, No.3)
  3. Aria (Tenor): Hilf, Jesu! hilf, daĂź ich auch dich bekenne (F major, 3/4) (BWV 147, No.7)
  4. Aria (Soprano): Bereite dir, Jesu, noch heute die Bahn! (D Dorian mode, C) (BWV 147, No.5)
  5. Aria (Bass): LaĂź mich der Rufer Stimme hören (C major, C) (BWV 147, No.9)
  6. Chorale: Dein Wort laĂź mich bekennen (C Lydian mode, C)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1716
First Performance. 1716-12-20, SchloĂźkapelle "Weg zum Himmelsburg" Weimar.
Librettist Salomo Franck (No. 1-5)
Johann Kolrose (ca.1487-ca.1560) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 4th Sunday in Advent
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
Choir:mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: oboe/oboe da caccia, bassoon, trumpet, strings, continuo
Related Works Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (Expanded Version)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information Earlier version of BWV 147; lost, but can be reconstructed.

Misc. Comments

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach