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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aria: "Mir ekelt mehr zu leben" for Flute, Oboe & Strings

Aria: "Mir ekelt mehr zu leben" for Flute, Oboe & Strings
BWV 170 No 5
Johann Sebastian Bach




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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

Winds & String Orchestra

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Delightful rest, beloved pleasure of the soul), BWV 170, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the solo cantata for alto in Leipzig for the sixth Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 28 July 1726.

Bach composed the cantata in Leipzig for the sixth Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 28 July 1726. The brevity of this cantata, compared to the cantatas in two parts written before and after, such as Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39, can be explained assuming that in the same service also a cantata Ich will meinen Geist in euch geben of Johann Ludwig Bach was performed. The prescribed readings for the Sunday are from the Epistle to the Romans, "By Christ's death we are dead for sin" (Romans 6:3--11), and from the Gospel of Matthew a passage from the Sermon on the Mount about better justice than the justice of merely observing laws and rules (Matthew 5:20--26). The text of the cantata is drawn from Georg Christian Lehms' Gottgefälliges Kirchen-Opffer (1711) and speaks of the desire to lead a virtuous life and so enter heaven and avoid hell.

The first aria is a da capo aria in a pastoral rhythm.

The second aria is set without continuo, symbolic of the lack of direction in the lives of those who ignore the word of God, as spoken about in the text. The organ plays two parts, the violins and viola in unison a third.

The second recitative is accompanied by the strings and continuo. The strings play mostly long chords but illustrate the words "bei Gott zu leben, der selbst die Liebe heißt" (to live with God, whose name is love) by more lively movement.

The final aria is a triumphant song of turning away from the world and desiring heaven. The words "Mir ekelt" (I feel revulsion) are expressed by an unusual tritone opening the melody. The voice is ornamented by figuration in the organ, which Bach set for flauto traverso for a performance in his last years.

Although this cantata was originally scored for a small orchestra of oboe d'amore, two violins, viola, organ solo and basso continuo, I created this arrangement for Flute, Oboe & Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Sheet central :Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (8 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2014-05-27


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