Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt

Sacred cantata for Sexagesimae
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1713?
BWV 18

Earlier version (Weimar)

1.
Sinfonia
(no title)
vla · bsn · vc · bc
vla · bsn · vc · bc
2.
Recitative
B · 
bsn · bc
3.
Recitative + Chorale
Mein Gott, hier wird mein Herze sein
SATB · 4 vla · bsn · bc
SATB · 
vla · bsn · bc
4.
Aria
Mein Seelenschatz ist Gottes Wort
S · 4 vla · bc
S · 
vla · bc
5.
Chorale
Ich bitt, o Herr, aus Herzens Grund
SATB · 4 vla · bsn · bc
SATB · 
vla · bsn · bc

Later version (Leipzig)

1.
Sinfonia
(no title)
rec · 4 vla · bsn · vc · bc
rec · 4 vla · bsn · vc · bc
2.
Recitative
B · 
bsn · bc
3.
Recitative
Mein Gott, hier wird mein Herze sein
SATB · 2 rec · 4 vla · bsn · bc
SATB · 
rec · 4 vla · bsn · bc
4.
Aria
Mein Seelenschatz ist Gottes Wort
S · 2 rec · 4 vla · bc
S · 
rec · 4 vla · bc
5.
Chorale
Ich bitt, o Herr, aus Herzens Grund
SATB · 2 rec · 4 vla · bsn · bc
SATB · 
rec · 4 vla · bsn · bc

Instrumentation

  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Viola III
  • Viola IV
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Fagotto
  • Violoncello
  • Violone / Organo

About the text

  • Author: Erdmann Neumeister
  • Drawn from “Erdmann Neumeister’s third cycle of cantatas (1711), which had been written for the Eisenach court and set to music by Telemann” (Dürr 2005, 233).
  • Scripture readings for the day: 2 Corinthians 11:19–12:9; Luke 8:4–8:15

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