Was willst du dich betrüben, BWV 107 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Darum ich mich ihm ergebe (No.6)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 23
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIII.
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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 18. Kantaten zum 7. und 8. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (pp.55-90)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1966. Plate BA 5027.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, No.7107, n.d.[1893]. Plate J.S.B.I.107.
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Aria: Darum ich mich ihm ergebe (No.6)

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Choral: Herr, gib, dass ich dein Ehre (No.7)

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General Information

Work Title Was willst du dich betrüben
Alternative. Title Why would you grieve
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 107 ; BC A109
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements
  1. Chorus: Was willst du dich betrüben (B minor)
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Denn Gott verlässet keinen (F minor)
  3. Aria (Bass): Auf ihn magst du es wagen (A major)
  4. Aria (Tenor): Wenn auch gleich aus der Höllen (E minor)
  5. Aria (Soprano): Es richt's zu seinen Ehren (B minor)
  6. Aria (Tenor): Darum ich mich ihm ergebe (D major)
  7. Choral: Herr, gib, daß ich dein Ehre (B minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-07-23 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1876 (BGA)
Librettist Johann Heermann (1585-1647)
Language German
Dedication 7th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flute traverso, 2 oboes d'amore, corno da caccia, strings, continuo (organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Was willst du dich betrüben. A standard chorale cantata opening chorus—the sopranos sing the melody plain with a lively fugal texture below.
  2. Recitativo (Bass): Denn Gott verlässet keinen. Recitative (the only one!) with 2 oboes d'amore.
  3. Aria (Bass): Auf ihn magst du es wagen. An aria in Bar form with string accompaniment.
  4. Aria (Tenor): Wenn auch gleich aus der Höllen. A continuo aria in a lively 3/4.
  5. Aria (Soprano): Es richt's zu seinen Ehren. Two obbligato oboes d'amore provide a beautiful accompaniment to this aria.
  6. Aria (Tenor): Darum ich mich ihm ergebe. The tenor declaims the chorale plain.
  7. Choral: Herr, gib, daß ich dein Ehre. The chorus sings the chorale plain while the orchestral plays "florid siciliano rhythm" against it1.

Print Sources Consulted

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