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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorale: "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ" for Trumpet & Strings

Chorale: "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ" for Trumpet & Strings
BWV 116 No 1
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Chorale: Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ for Trumpet & Strings
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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
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Trumpet and String Quartet (2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello)

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ), BWV 116, is a church cantata written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1724 in Leipzig for the 25th Sunday after Trinity. It was first performed on 26 November 1724. The cantata is based on the hymn by Jakob Ebert (1601).

Bach wrote the cantata in 1724 for the 25th 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 Thessalonians, the coming of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18), and from the Gospel of Matthew, the Tribulation (Matthew 24:25–28). The cantata text of an unknown author is based exclusively on the chorale in seven verses of Jakob Ebert (1601). The first and last verse in their original wording are movements 1 and 6 of the cantata, verses 2 to 4 were transformed to movements 2 to 4 of the cantata, and verses 5 and 6 were reworded for movement 5. The chorale is in a general way related to the gospel.

Bach first performed the cantata on 26 November 1724, which was that year the last Sunday of the liturgical year.

The opening chorus is a chorale fantasia, the soprano singing the cantus firmus and a horn playing the melody. It is embedded in an orchestral concerto with ritornells and interludes, dominated by the concertante solo violin. The treatment of the lower voices differs within the movement. In lines 1 and 2 and the final 7 they are set in homophonic block chords, in lines 3 and 4 they show vivid imitation, in lines 5 and 6 their faster movement contrasts to the melody.

The alto aria is accompanied by an oboe d'amore, equal to the voice part, expressing the soul's terror imagining the judgement. The following recitative begins as a secco, but the idea "Gedenke doch, o Jesu, daß du noch ein Fürst des Friedens heißest!" (Yet consider, o Jesus, that you are still called a Prince of Peace!), close to the theme of the cantata, is accompanied by a quote of the chorale melody in the continuo.

Rare in Bach's cantatas, three voices sing a trio, illustrating the "wir" (we) of the text "Ach, wir bekennen unsre Schuld" (Ah, we recognize our guilt), confessing and asking forgiveness together. It is accompanied only by the continuo. The following recitative is a prayer for lasting peace, accompanied by the strings and ending as an arioso.

The closing chorale is a four-part setting for the choir, horn, oboes and strings.

Although originally scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, a four-part choir, horn, two oboes d'amore, two violins, viola, and basso continuo, I took some creative license with this piece to construct a solo Piccolo Trumpet (in A) part and an accompanying arrangement for Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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