Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende, BWV 27 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Wilkommen! will ich sagen' (No.3)

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Band 23. Kantaten zum 16. und 17. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (pp.221-52)
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Aria: 'Wilkommen! will ich sagen' (No.3)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1891). Plate J.S.B. I.27.
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Aria: 'Wilkommen! will ich sagen' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Gute Nacht, du Weltgetümmel!' (No.5)

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Work Title Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende
Alternative. Title Who knows how near is my end?
Name Translations Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?; Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende? BWV 27; Wer weiß; Wer weiss; わが終わりの近きを誰ぞ知らん; Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?, BWV 27
Name Aliases 誰ぞ知らん、わが終わりの近きを
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 175409851; BNF: 139095658
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 27 ; BC A 138
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 707
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorale and Recitativo (soprano, alto, tenor): Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende -
    Das weiß der liebe Gott allein (C minor)
  2. Recitativo (tenor): Mein Leben hat kein ander Zeil (G minor-C minor)
  3. Aria (alto): Wilkommen! will ich sagen (E major)
  4. Recitativo (soprano): Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär! (C minor)
  5. Aria (bass): Gute Nacht, du Weltgetummel! (G minor)
  6. Chorale: Welt, ade! Ich bin dein mude (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1726-10-06 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1855 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Ämilie Juliane (1637-1706) (No.1)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Johann Georg Albinus (1624-1679) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 16th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SSATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes (1st also oboe da caccia), horn, strings, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ obbligato)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
J.S. Bach.org
Bach.de (German)
Bach-Cantatas.com
Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende - scores at Sheet Music Plus
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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach