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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aria: "Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken" for Flute & Strings

Aria: "Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken" for Flute & Strings
BWV 96 No 5
Johann Sebastian Bach




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

Flute and String Quartet

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn (Lord Christ, the only Son of God), BWV 96, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the chorale cantata in Leipzig for the 18th Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 8 October 1724. It is based on the hymn "Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn" by Elisabeth Cruciger (1524).

Bach wrote the cantata in 1724 for the 18th Sunday after Trinity as part of his second annual cycle of mostly chorale cantatas. The prescribed readings for the Sunday were from the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Paul's thanks for grace of God in Ephesus (1 Corinthians 1:4–8), and from the Gospel of Matthew, the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34–46). The cantata text of an unknown author is based exclusively on the chorale "Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn" in five stanzas of Elisabeth Cruciger (1524). The first and last stanza in their original wording are movements 1 and 6 of the cantata, stanzas 2 and 3 were paraphrased to movements 2 and 3 of the cantata, and stanza 4 was reworded for movements 4 and 5. The chorale was originally associated with Epiphany, but also with the 18th Sunday after Trinity. The Gospel asks how Jesus, of David's descent as said in 2 Samuel 7, can also be David's Lord, as claimed in Psalms 110:1. The chorale tries to answer this question, comparing Jesus to the Morning star, an image also used in the hymn "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern", the base for Bach's cantata Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1.

The bass aria "Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken lenkte sich mein verirrter Schritt" (Soon to the right, soon to the left my erring steps lean) illustrates the words in jagged motifs and a frequent switch between winds and strings. In the middle section steady steps picture "Gehe doch, mein Heiland, mit" (Yet go with me, my Savior).The final part combines both elements. Gardiner notes that Bach uses the winds and strings in concerting choirs (cori spezzati), enforced by positioning them on galleries, one of them right, the other left of the singers. The technique had been practised in Venice in the late sixteenth century and introduced in Germany by composers such as Heinrich Schütz who studied in Venice. Gardiner observes also a hint at the style of French opera which Bach may have heard, traveling as a boy in northern Germany, at the Hamburg opera, in Celle or Lüneburg.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herr_Christ,_der_einge_G ottessohn,_BWV_96).

I created this Interpretation of the Bass Aria (BWV 96 No. 5) "Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken lenkte sich mein verirrter Schritt" (Soon to the right, soon to the left my erring steps lean" for Flute and Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Sheet central :Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn (4 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2016-09-08


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