Erwünschtes Freudenlicht, BWV 184 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Whole canata

  • (Posted 2017-07-10)  CPDL #45362:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-07-10).  Score information: A4, 28 pages, 1.76 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.

Individual movements

5. Herr, ich hoff je, du werdest die

  • (Posted 2005-05-19)  CPDL #09367:  Network.png
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2005-05-19).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB a cappella.

General Information

Title: Erwünschtes Freudenlicht, BWV 184
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo

First published: 1891 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 37
Opus: BWV 184, 6 movements
Description: First performed 30 May 1724, Whit Tuesday. It is a parody of a 1721 New Years cantata, BWV 184a, of which only some instrumental parts survive.

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Herr, ich hoff je, du werdest die
in keiner Not verlassen,
die dein Wort recht als treue Knecht
im Herz‘n und Glauben fassen;
gibst ihn'n bereit die Seligkeit
und läßt sie nicht verderben.
O Herr, durch dich bitt‘ ich, laß mich
fröhlich und selig sterben!