Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, BWV 132 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Christi Glieder, ach bedenket' (No.5)

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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten,
Band 1. Adventskantaten  (pp.99-116)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1954. Plate BA 5002.
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Aria: 'Christi Glieder, ach bedenket' (No.5)

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Chorale: 'Ertöt uns durch deine Güte' (No.6)

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Work Title Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn
Alternative. Title Prepare the Paths, Prepare the Road!
Name Translations Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!; Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! BWV 132; Bereitet die Wege; Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, רי"ב 132
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 179906394; LCCN: n88045276; GND: 300008252; BNF: 13909485m; BNE: XX5044094
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 132 ; BC A 6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 784
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Aria (soprano): Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! (A major)
  2. Recitativo (tenor): Willst du dich Gottes Kind und Christi Bruder nennen (A major)
  3. Aria (bass): Wer bist du? Frage dein Gewissen (E major)
  4. Recitativo (alto): Ich will, mein Gott, dir frei heraus bekennen (B minor-D major)
  5. Aria (alto): Christi Glieder, ach bedenket (B minor)
  6. Chorale: Ertöt uns durch deine Güte (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1715 in Weimar
First Performance. 1715-12-22 in Weimar
First Publication. 1881 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Salomo Franck (1659-1725) (Nos.1-5)
Elisabeth Cruciger (ca.1500-ca.1535) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 4th Sunday in Advent
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Solo Voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
1 (or 2) oboes, bassoon, strings, continuo (organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
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