Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein, BWV 128 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Sein Allmacht zu ergründen (No.4)

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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 12. Kantaten zum Sonntag Cantate
bis zum Sonntag Exaudi
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Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1960. Plate BA 5011.
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Chorale: 'Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein' (No.1)

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Aria: Sein Allmacht zu ergründen (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein
Alternative. Title On Christ's Ascension Alone
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 128 ; BC A76
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Chorus [Chorale]: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein (G major)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Ich bin bereit, komm, hole mich! (E minor- B minor)
  3. Aria and Recitativo (Bass): Auf, auf, mit hellem Schall (D major)
  4. Aria/Duetto (Alto, Tenor): Sein Allmacht zu ergründen (B minor)
  5. Choral: Alsdenn so wirst du mich (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1725-05-10 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1878 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Ernst Sonnemann (1630-1670) [after Josua Wegelin (1604-1640)] (No.1)
Christiana Mariana von Ziegler (1695-1760) (Nos.2-4)
Matthäus Avenarius (1625-1692) (No.5)
Language German
Dedication Ascension Day
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes (both also oboes d'amore), oboe da caccia,
2 horns (G), trumpet (D), 2 violins, viola, continuo (organ)
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorale]: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein. The unusually oboe-heavy sound with two hunting horns makes the tone more muted than many festive cantata choruses, however the figuration is perpetually energetic. The style is similar to most Bach chorale cantatas, with the chorale tune in the soprano.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Ich bin bereit, komm, hole mich! Secco recitative.
  3. Aria + Recitativo (Bass): Auf, auf, mit hellem Schall. A trumpet here adds brightness to the texture with "radiant brilliance"1.
  4. Aria Duetto (Alto, Tenor): Sein Allmacht zu ergründen. "A duet of decidedly reticent, intimate character"1. The obbligato oboe d'amore here takes a part that might originally have been for organ, but is more appropriate on its current instrument. The duet is very long, however.
  5. Choral: Alsdenn so wirst du mich. A plain chorale setting (=O Gott, du frommer Gott).

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach