O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Chorus: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (No.1)

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General Information

Work Title O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe [I]
Alternative. Title O eternal fire, o source of love [I]
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 34 ; BC A84
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Chorus: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir
  3. Aria (Alto): Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Erwählt sich die heilgen Hütten
  5. Chorus: Friede über Israel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726-27 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1727-06-01 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1857 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Anonymous
Uses Psalm CXXVIII: 6 (No.5)
Language German
Dedication 1st day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets (D),
timpani, 2 violins, viola, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Related Works O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34a
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

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Sacred Parody of O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34a

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe. "Resplendently" scored. A scintillating opening chorus.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir. Secco Recitative.
  3. Aria (Alto): Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen. The sole aria. Muted violins against a drone bass.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Erwählt sich die heilgen Hütten. Secco Recitative.
  5. Tutti: Friede über Israel. An AABB chorus to close.

Print Sources Consulted

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