Herr, wie du willt, so schick's mit mir, BWV 73 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Ach senke doch den Geist der Freuden' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Ach senke doch den Geist der Freuden' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Herr, so du willt' (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Herr, wie du willt, so schick’s mit mir
Alternative. Title Lord, as Thou wilt, so send it to me
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 73 ; BC A 35
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. Chorale and Recitative (soprano, tenor, bass): Herr, wie du willt, so schick’s mit mir (G minor)
  2. Aria (tenor): Ach senke doch den Geist der Freuden (E major)
  3. Recitativo (bass): Ach, unser Wille bleibt verkehrt (C minor)
  4. Aria (bass): Herr, so du willt. Also motivically based (C minor)
  5. Choral: Das ist des Vaters Wille (C minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-01-23 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1870 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Kasper Bienemann (1540-1591) (No.1)
Anonymous (Nos.2-4)
Ludwig Helmbold (1532-1598) (No.5)
Language German
Dedication 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, horn (or organ obbligato), strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale+Recitative]: Herr, wie du willt, so schick’s mit mir. The motive from which the movement is derived is itself from the chorale tune "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bein uns hält." This movement is also by far the longest.
  2. Aria (Tenor): Ach senke doch den Geist der Freuden. The only major-key movement in the cantata, and thus the only "cheerfully relaxed movement."1
  3. Recitativo (Bass): Ach, unser Wille bleibt verkehrt. Secco recitative. Attacca
  4. Aria (Bass): Herr, so du willt. Also motivically based. Bach here writes a strophic setting of the brief text.
  5. Choral: Das ist des Vaters Wille. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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