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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Arioso: "Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam" for Viola & Cello

Arioso: "Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam" for Viola & Cello
BWV 81 No 4
Johann Sebastian Bach



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

Viola and Cello

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (Jesus sleeps, what shall I hope for?), BWV 81, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in 1724 in Leipzig for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany and first performed it on 30 January 1724.

Bach wrote the cantata in his first year in Leipzig for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany A fourth Sunday after Epiphany is rare and occurs only in years with a late date of Easter. The words of this aria are a quote from the Gospel, the question of Jesus: "Ihr Kleingläubigen, warum seid ihr so furchtsam?" (Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?).

Bach expresses the questions of the anxious "soul" in a dramatic way, similar to dialogues such as in O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60. The central movement 4 within a symmetrical arrangement is devoted to the bass as the vox Christi (voice of Christ). The continuo and the voice use similar material in this arioso, intensifying the words.

Bach composed a similar symmetry around a biblical word in 1726 in Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39.

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_schl%C3%A4ft,_was_s oll_ich_hoffen%3F_...)

Although originally scored for bass soloist and basso continuo, I created this arrangement for Viola & Cello.
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Sheet central :Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (4 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2015-05-30


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Viola Arrangements

Viola Arrangements
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