Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-19)  CPDL #42717:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-01-19).  Score information: A4, 37 pages, 1.95 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scan of Bernhard Todt's piano-vocal score (English & German)

Separate movements

  • (Posted 2008-07-08)  CPDL #17449:  Network.png
Editor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-08).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central. Includes a piano accompaniment of the arrangement that truncates the closing ritornello of the original aria.

General Information

Title: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Christiana Mariana von Zieglercreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with choral solo SB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 oboes, taille, horn, cornettino, 3 trombones strings (including violoncello piccolo), continuo

First published: 1868 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe 16
Opus: BWV 68, 5 movements
Description: First performed 21 May 1725. Both solo arias derive from the secular cantata Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208.

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Original text and translations

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German.png German text

Mein gläubiges Herze,
Frohlocke, sing, scherze,
Dein Jesus ist da!

Weg Jammer, weg Klagen,
Ich will euch nur sagen:
Mein Jesus ist nah.