Wachet, betet, seid bereit allezeit!, BWV 70a (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Copyist Johann Andreas Kuhnau (1703–1761), Violins I
Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn (1799-1858), titles
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1716).
Holograph manuscript, 1716
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach St 95.
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Work Title Wachet, betet, seid bereit allezeit!
Alternative. Title Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 70a; BC [A4]
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Chorus: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!
  2. Aria (alto): Wenn kömmt der Tag, an dem wir ziehen
  3. Aria (soprano): Laßt der Spötter Zungen schmähen
  4. Aria (tenor): Hebt euer Haupt empor
  5. Aria (bass): Seligster Erquickungstag
  6. Chorale: Nicht nach Welt, nach Himmel nicht
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1716 in Weimar
First Performance. 1716-12-06 at the Schloßkapelle "Weg zum Himmelsburg" in Weimar
Librettist see below
Salomo Franck (1659-1725) (Nos.1-5)
Christian Keymann (1607-1662) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday in Advent
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: oboe, bassoon, trumpet
2 violins, viola, cello obligato, organ, continuo (harpsichord)
Related Works Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70 (Expanded Version)
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article (BWV 70)
Bach-Cantatas.com

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