1. Selig ist der Mann

From Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
115 measures

German text

English translation

Selig ist der Mann, der die Anfechtung erduldet; denn, nachdem er bewähret ist, wird er die Krone des Lebens empfahen.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for after he is tested, he will receive the crown of life.
(James 1:12)
 

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • Text references: Epistle of James 1:12 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Titus 3:4–3:7; Luke 2:15–2:20; Acts 6:8–7:2a; Acts 7:51–7:59; Matthew 23:34–23:39

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Violino I
  • Oboe II + Violino II
  • Taille + Viola
  • Jesus (Basso)
  • Continuo: Organo

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