Johann Sebastian Bach (16851750)

Heart and lips, thy whole behaviour BWV 147

Heart and lips, thy whole behaviour BWV 147

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Study score (Urtext edition)

Item no.223528
Author/ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
EditorUwe Wolf
Scope65 pages; 16.5 × 22.5 cm
Duration30 minutes
Release year2002
Producer No.TP 1147
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Though originally intended to celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, Cantata no. 147 may be performed on many other church occasions. This volume presents the Urtext of one of Bach's most popular and beloved cantatas. It is an essential starting point for scholars and performers interested in this exuberant cantata.

Detailed instrumentation: Soprano solo, Alto solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Mixed choir (SATB), 1. Oboe (1. Oboe da caccia, Oboe d´amore), 2. Oboe (2. Oboe da caccia), Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin (2), Viola, Basso continuo (Violoncello, Violone, Organ


  • Vorwort
  • Zur Edition
  • Preface
  • Editorial Note
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147. Kantate zum Fest Mariae Heimsuchung: Aufführungsdauer: 30 Minuten
    1. Chorus: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben / Heart and lips, thy whole behaviour
    1. Recitativo accompagnato (Tenore): Gebenedeiter Mund / Ah, tidings doubly blest
    1. Aria (Alto): Schäme dich, o Seele, nicht / Soul of mine, be not ashamed
    1. Recitativo (Basso): Verstockung kann Gewaltige verblenden / Perverseness oftentimes will blind the mighty
    1. Aria (Soprano): Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn / Prepare for Thy coming the way to our hearts
    1. Choral: Wohl mir, daß ich Jesum habe / Happy I who have my Saviour
    1. Aria (Tenore): Hilf, Jesu, hilf / Help, Jesus, help
    1. Recitativo (Alto): Der höchsten Allmacht Wunderhand / The wondrous works of Mighty God
    1. Aria (Basso): Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen / Of Jesus am I ever singing
    1. Choral: Jesus bleibet meine Freude / Jesus source of ev'ry blessing
  • Anhang: Oboe d'amore anstelle der Oboe da caccia I zu Satz 8 (Ersatzstimme einer späteren Wiederaufführung)