Conductor Fabio Bonizzoni explains why Bach's music offers consolation. In this solo cantata, the oboe and soprano express their joy.
However, Bach changed his first line. This change prompted conductor John Eliot Gardiner to speculate.
In his book on Bach, Music in the Castle of Heaven , he describes how Bach was obsessed by status and is supposed to have often felt misunderstood. Whatever the case, the words and the music are undeniably in the service of God. Gott ist mir ja nichts schuldig, und wenn er mir was gibt, so zeigt er mir, dass er mich liebt; ich kann mir nichts bei ihm verdienen, denn was ich tu, ist meine Pflicht. Es ist genug vor mich, Dass ich nicht hungrig darf zu Bette gehn.
Im Schweisse meines Angesichts will ich indes mein Brot geniessen, und wenn mein Lebenslauf, mein Lebensabend wird beschliessen, so teilt mir Gott den Groschen aus, da steht der Himmel drauf. I am content with my good fortune, that dear God bestows on me. Though I do not have abundant riches I thank Him for simple favours and do not merit even these.
God, indeed, owes me nothing, and when He bestows a gift on me He shows His love for me; I can earn nothing in His service, for what I do is my duty. Indeed, however good my actions have seemed, I have done nothing that is worthy. Yet man is so impatient that he is often sad if God does not shower him with gifts. Has He not through all these years nourished and clothed us for nothing, and will one day exalt us before His majesty?
In the following table of the movements, the scoring follows the Neue Bach-Ausgabe. Although the vocal and instrumental parts are limited, Bach achieves variety by movements of different instrumentation and character.
Lobt ihn mit Herz und Munde composer unknown. Die Freude reget sich BWV 36c: This cantata is somewhat oddly proportioned, the two arias taking up about four fifths of the total performance time, itself typically barely a quarter of an hour. Oboe ; Alice Harnoncourt? The scoring requires only a small ensemble of a soprano soloist, three additional vocal parts for the chorale, and a Baroque instrumental ensemble of oboe , strings and basso continuo. Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange BWV
His music is "dynamic and fluctuating", capturing "wistful, resigned, elegiac" moods. The first recitative, " Gott ist mir ja nichts schuldig " God indeed owes me nothing ,  is secco.
Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke BWV 84, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the solo cantata for soprano in Leipzig in for . Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84 (Bach, Johann Sebastian) .. Cantatas BWV 1– BWV 1: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern; BWV 2: Ach Gott.
The voice leaps in upward sixths, in "folk-like character" and conveying "contented tranquillity". The listing is taken from the selection provided on the Bach Cantatas Website.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bach The eleventh hour labourers etching by Jan Luyken. The Cantatas of J.