Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?, BWV 81 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Arioso: 'Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam?' (No.4)

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7 more: 2. Recitativo: 'Herr! warum trittest du so ferne?' • 3. Aria: 'Die schäumenden Wellen von Belials Bächen' • 4. Arioso: 'Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam?' • 5. Aria: 'Schweig, aufgetürmtes Meer!' • 6. Recitativo: 'Wohl mir, mein Jesus spricht ein Wort' • 7. Chorale: 'Unter deinen Schirmen' • Engraving files (MuseScore)

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10 more: Flute 2 • Oboe d'amore 1 • Oboe d'amore 2 • Bassoon • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Basses • Continuo • Organ

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Aria: 'Die schäumenden Wellen von Belials Bächen' (No.3)

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Arioso: 'Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam?' (No.4)

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Chorale: 'Unter deinen Schirmen' (No.7)

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7. As "Jesu, meine Freude" (More details) (No.323)
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Work Title Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?
Alternative. Title Jesus sleeps; what hope have I?
Name Translations Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? BWV 81; Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen; Jesus schläft; Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen, רי"ב 81
Name Aliases Jesus schlaft, was soll ich hoffen; Jesus schlaeft, was soll ich hoffen; Jesus schlaft, was soll ich hoffen?
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 181520518; BNF: 139235359
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 81 ; BC A 39
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 346
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements:
  1. Aria (alto): Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (E minor)
  2. Recitativo (tenor): Herr! warum trittest du so ferne? (A minor-G major)
  3. Aria (tenor): Die schäumenden Wellen von Belials Bächen (G major)
  4. Arioso (bass): Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam? (B minor)
  5. Aria (bass): Schweig, aufgetürmtes Meer! (E minor)
  6. Recitativo (alto): Wohl mir, mein Jesus spricht ein Wort (G major-B minor)
  7. Chorale: Unter deinen Schirmen (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-01-30 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1872 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Anonymous (Nos.1-3, 5-6)
Johann Franck (1618-1677) (No.7)
Matthew 8: 26 (No.8)
Language German
Dedication 4th Sunday after Epiphany
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
InstrDetail 2 recorders, 2 oboes d'amore, strings, continuo
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