Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn

Sacred cantata for Advent IV
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1715
BWV 132

1.
Aria
Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn
S · ob · str · bsn · bc
S · 
ob · str · bsn · bc
2.
Recitative
T · 
bc
3.
Aria
B · 
vc · bc
4.
Recitative
A · 
str · bc
5.
Aria
A · 
vln · bc
6.
Chorale (lost)

Work instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo + Violone + Fagotto

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on “a libretto from Salomo Franck’s cycle Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer” (Dürr 2005, 88)
  • Text references: Isaiah 40:3–40:4 (paraphrase)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Philippians 4:4–4:7; John 1:19–1:28

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