Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV 200 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Editor: Martin Straeten (submitted 2004-01-16).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Full score and individual parts available.

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Title: Bekennen will ich seinen Namen
Composers: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel and Johann Sebastian Bach (contrafactum)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Alto solo
Genre: SacredCantataAria

Language: German
Instruments: Strings (Violino I and II, Basso Continuo)

Published: Description: Single aria for alto, a reworking of "Dein Kreuz, o Bräutigam meiner Seelen" from Stölzel's 1720 Passion Oratorio Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld. It is believed Bach made the adaptation in 1742 or 1743 as part of a lost cantata for Purification.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Bekennen will ich seinen Namen,
Er ist der Herr, er ist der Christ,
In welchem aller Völker Samen
Gesegnet und erlöset ist.
Kein Tod raubt mir die Zuversicht:
Der Herr ist meines Lebens Licht.