Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Recordings

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Rgagnaux (2016/8/12)

Performers Agnes Giebel (soprano), Bruno Mueller (bass)
Reinhold Barchet (violin), Fritz Fischer (oboe), Eva Hölderlin (organ)
Pro Musica Stuttgart (orchestra), Rolf Reinhardt (conductor)
Publisher Info. VOX, P 1953
Gagnaux Collection
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Misc. Notes Recorded ca. 1950...1952, Stuttgart, LP Boîte à musique BAM L.D. 04
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Michrond (2013/2/22)

Performer Pages Michel Rondeau (trumpet)
Performers Jeffrey Campbell (organ)
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Michrond (2012/4/23)

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Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1725)
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 144
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Feldmahler (2006/8/07)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12 (pp.105-32)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1863. Plate B.W. XII (2).
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Vocal Scores

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Icactus (2012/2/22)

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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)?, not credited
Language German / French
Translator Henriette Fuchs (1836-1927), French text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1892]. Plate J.S.B. I: 57.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Aria: Selig ist der Mann (No.1)

For 2 Oboes ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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FP23 (2017/8/9)

Arranger Peter Lang
Publisher. Info. Peter Lang, 2013.
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Misc. Notes Various quintet configurations
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Aria: Ich wünschte mir den Tod, den Tod (No.3)

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FP23 (2017/8/9)

Arranger Peter Lang
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Aria: Ja, ja, ich kann die Feinde schlagen (No.5)

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Arranger Peter Lang
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Misc. Notes 2 violas or 2 cellos
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For String Quartets (Lang and Bartoli)

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FP23 (2017/8/9)

Arranger Peter Lang
Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
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Aria: Ich ende / Behende / Mein irdisches Leben (No.7)

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Arranger Peter Lang
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Michrond (2012/4/23)

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Michrond (2012/4/23)

Arranger Michel Rondeau
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General Information

Work Title Selig ist der Mann
Alternative. Title Blessed is the man, ‘’Dialogus’’
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 57
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 587
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Aria (Bass): Selig ist der Mann (G minor)
  2. Recitativo (Soprano): Ach! dieser süße Trost (E major-C minor)
  3. Aria (Soprano): Ich wünschte mir den Tod, den Tod (C minor)
  4. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): Ich reiche dir die Hand (G minor-B major)
  5. Aria (Bass): Ja, ja, ich kann die Feinde schlagen (B major)
  6. Recitativo (Soprano, Bass): In meiner Schoß liegt Ruh und Leben (E major-D minor)
  7. Aria (Soprano): Ich ende / Behende / Mein irdisches Leben (G minor-B major)
  8. Choral: Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725
First Performance. 1725-12-26 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist see below
James I:12 (No.1)
Georg Christian Lehms (1684–1717) (Nos.2-7)
Ahasverus Fritsch (1629-1701) (No.8)
Language German
Dedication 2nd day of Christmas
Average DurationAvg. Duration 28 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano (Soul), bass (Christ); mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, oboe da caccia, strings, continuo (harpsichord)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Selig ist der Mann - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Commentary on the movements, etc.

Misc. Comments

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach