Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV 200 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Editor: Martin Straeten (submitted 2004-01-16).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Full score and individual parts available.

General Information

Title: Bekennen will ich seinen Namen
Composer: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Alto solo
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Strings (Violino I and II, Basso Continuo)

First published: 1935 in Leipzig
Opus: BWV 0200

Description: Single aria for alto, a reworking of "Dein Kreuz, o Bräutigam meiner Seelen" from Stölzel's 1720 Passion Oratorio Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld. It is believed Bach made the adaptation in 1742 or 1743 as part of a lost cantata for Purification.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Bekennen will ich seinen Namen,
Er ist der Herr, er ist der Christ,
In welchem aller Völker Samen
Gesegnet und erlöset ist.
Kein Tod raubt mir die Zuversicht:
Der Herr ist meines Lebens Licht.