Volume Three

Volume Three - Culmination

Cycles three and four and the late works

Contextual considerations and expansions of the genre

CONTENTS

VOLUME 3   PART 1:  THE THIRD AND FOURTH CYCLES 1725-9

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 BWV168  Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort (Make Reckoning!  Oh thunderous word!)

Chapter 3 BWV 137 Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren (Praise the Lord, Mighty King of Honour)

Chapter 4 BWV 164 Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet (You, who have taken Christ’s name)

Chapter 5 BWV 79 Gott der Herr ist  Sonn und Schild (The Lord God is both our Sun and our Shield)

Chapter 6 BWV 110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (Fill our mouths with the sounds of laughter)

Chapter 7 BWV 57 Selig ist der Mann (Blessed is the Man)

Chapter 8 BWV 151 Süsser Trost mein Jesus kömmt (Sweet solace, my Jesus approaches)

Chapter 9 BWV 28 Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende (Praise God! The year draws to a close)

Chapter 10 BWV 16 Herr Gott, dich loben wir (We praise you, Lord God)

Chapter 11 BWV 32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (Dear Jesus, my foremost wish)

Chapter 12 BWV 13 Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen (My sighing and my weeping)

Chapter 13 BWV 72 Alles nur nach Gottes Willen (All things are just as God wills)

Chapter 14 BWV 146 Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal (We must traverse through great sorrow)

Chapter 15 BWV 43 Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (God is risen with Jubilation)

Chapter 16 BWV 129 Gelobet sei der Herr (Praised be the Lord)

Chapter 17 BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot (Break your bread with hungry men)

Chapter 18 BWV 88 Sieche, ich will viel Fischer aussenden (See, I shall send forth many fishermen, said the Lord)

Chapter 19 BWV 170 Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Rest contented, beloved Soul)

Chapter 20 BWV 187 Es wartet alles auf dich (Now do all men look upon You)

Chapter 21 BWV 45 Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (Mankind, you have been told that which is Good!)

Chapter 22 BWV 102 Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben (Lord, Your eyes seek out true faith)

Chapter 23 BWV 35 Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Soul and Spirit are bewildered)

Chapter 24   BWV 17 Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich (Whosoever proffers thanks, praises Me)

Chapter 25 BWV 19 Es erhub sich ein Streit (Great discord arose)

Chapter 26 BWV 27 Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende (Who knows when my end shall come?)

Chapter 27 BWV 47 Wer sich selbst erhöhet (Whomsoever himself exalts shall be humbled)

Chapter 28 BWV 169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (God alone shall have my heart)

Chapter 29 BWV 56   Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (I will happily bear the cross staff)

Chapter 30 BWV 49 Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen (I go, desirously, in search of you)

Chapter 31 BWV 98 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (Whatever God does is done justly)

Chapter 32 BWV 55 Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht (I, a desolate man, am in bondage to sin)
 
Chapter 33 BWV  52 Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht (World of treachery, I do not trust you)

Chapter 34 BWV 36 Schwingt freudig euch empor (Lift your voices joyfully unto the very stars)

Chapter 35 BWV 58 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (Ah God, how much grief)

Chapter 36 BWV 82 Ich habe genug (I have sufficient)

Chapter 37 BWV 84 Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke (I am content with my destiny)

Chapter 38 BWV 197a Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe (Glory to God on High)

Chapter 39 BWV 171 Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm (God, as is Your Name, so is Your Renown)

Chapter 40
BWV 156 Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe (Here I stand, one foot within the grave)

Chapter 41 BWV 159 Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem (Behold! We depart to Jerusalem)

Chapter 42 BWV 145 Ich lebe, mein Herze (Rise up, my heart)

Chapter 43 BWV 174 Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte (I love the Highest with my entire being)

Chapter 44 BWV 149 Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg (They sing of the victory joyfully)

Chapter 45 BWV 188 Ich habe meine Zuversicht (I have put my trust)

Chapter 46 BWV 157 Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn (I cannot release You until You bless me)

VOLUME 3 PART 2 THE LATE CANTATAS

Chapter 47      INTRODUCTION.

Chapter 48 BWV 248 The Christmas Oratorio

Chapter 49 BWV 249 The Easter Oratorio

Chapter 50 BWV 11  Ascension Oratorio

Chapter 51 BWV 34 O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (Oh fire eternal, Oh spring of Love.)

Chapter 52 BWV 30 Freue dich, erlöste Schar (Rejoice, redeemed masses.)

Chapter 53 BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Shout joy for God in every land.)

Chapter 54 BWV 191 Gloria in Exceslis Deo (Glory be to God.)

Chapter 55 Three cantata fragments: BWV 50, BWV 200 and BWV 1045.

Chapter 56 Bibliography