Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten ("If a man
love me, he will keep my words", more literally: "He
who loves me will obey my commands"), BWV 74, is a
church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed
this cantata in his second year in Leipzig for the
first day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday). The prescribed
readings for the feast day were from the Acts of the
Apostles (Acts 2:1–13) and the Gospel of John, part of
the Farewell discourse (John 14:23–31).Bach first
performed the cantata on 20 May 1725.
This, the second movement is a soprano aria "Komm,
komm, mein Herze steht dir offen" (Come, come, my heart
lies open for You) with oboe da caccia, a transposition
of the bass and violin pairing of BWV 59. The new
arrangement lends a "childlike openness" to the
movement. It is in F major and common time.
Although originally scored for solo soprano, oboe da
caccia, and basso continuo, I created this Arrangement
for 2 Oboes & Cello.