Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat! (No.12)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1723
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 18 (pp.189-232)
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Aria: Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat! (No.12)

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Work Title Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
Alternative. Title The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 76 ; BC A97
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 movements (in 2 parts)
  • Prima parte
1. Chorus: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (C major)
2. Recitativo (tenor): So läßt sich Gott nicht unbezueget! (A minor-E minor)
3. Aria (soprano): Hört, ihr Völker, Gottes Stimme (G major)
4. Recitativo (bass): Wer aber hört (E minor-C major)
5. Aria (bass): Fahr hin, abgöttische Zunft! (C major)
6. Recitativo (alto): Du hast uns, Herr, von allen Straßen (E minor)
7. Choral: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein (E minor)
  • Seconda parte
8. Sinfonia (E minor)
9. Recitativo (bass): Gott segne noch die treue Schar (B minor-A minor)
10. Aria (tenor): Hasse nur, hasse mich recht (A minor)
11. Recitativo (alto): Ich fühle schon im Geist (F major-C major)
12. Aria (alto): Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat! (E minor)
13. Recitativo (tenor): So soll die Christenheit (C major-E minor)
14. Choral: Es danke, Gott, und lobe dich (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1723-06-06 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1870 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Psalm XIX: 1, 3 (No.1)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Anonymous (Nos.2-6, 8-13)
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes (2nd also oboe d'amore), trumpet,
2 violins, viola, viola da gamba, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

Prima parte:

  1. Chorus: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes. A bipartite opening chorus, with a magnificent crescendo-like B section.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): So läßt sich Gott nicht unbezueget! Recitative with string accompaniment. a minor-e minor
  3. Aria (Soprano): Hört, ihr Völker, Gottes Stimme. One of the longest movements in this cantata. Instead of Bach's typical melodic length in cantata, he here limits himself to a simple motive.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Wer aber hört. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Bass): Fahr hin, abgöttische Zunft! As compared to the ascetic violin solo of the first aria, the red-blooded trumpets-and-oboes ensemble of this aria is a much richer sound, enhanced by the bass voice. Long melismas abound.
  6. Recitativo (Alto): Du hast uns, Herr, von allen Straßen. Secco recitative.
  7. Choral: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein. A choral setting with ornamentation from the instruments.

Seconda parte:

  1. Sinfonia. An exotic-sounding movement, with oboe d'amore, viola da gamba, and continuo. The slow-fast movement of the sinfonia is reminiscent of a french overture.
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Gott segne noch die treue Schar. Recitative with string acompaniment.
  3. Aria (Tenor): Hasse nur, hasse mich recht. A continuo aria with ostinato bass.
  4. Recitativo (Alto): Ich fühle schon im Geist. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Alto): Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat! "A special gem of this cantata."1 The obbligato instruments are those used in the sinfonia.
  6. Recitativo (Tenor): So soll die Christenheit. Secco recitative.
  7. Choral: Es danke, Gott, und lobe dich. A plain choral setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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