Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV 110

church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach composed for the Christmas Day

Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV 110 is a cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. The title means "May our mouth be filled with laughter and our tongue full of praise " in English.[1] Bach wrote the cantata in 1725. Georg Christian Lehms wrote the text. It was written for Christmas day.[2]

Music and structure change

The cantata has seven movements.[2] The first movement is based on the overture of Bach's fourth Orchestral suite.[3] It is written for SATB chorus and soloists, three trumpets, a timpani, two oboes, two flutes, string ensemble, and basso continuo.[2]

  1. Chorus: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens
  2. Aria: Ihr Gedanken und ihr Sinnen
  3. Recitative: Dir, Herr, ist niemand gleich
  4. Aria: Ach Herr, was ist ein Menschenkind
  5. Duet: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
  6. Aria: Wacht auf, ihr Adern und ihr Glieder
  7. Choral: Alleluja! Gelobt sei Gott

References change

  1. Browne, Francis. "Cantata BWV 110 - English Translation [Parallel Format]". www.bach-cantatas.com. Retrieved 24 December 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dürr, Alfred (2006). The Cantatas of J. S. Bach: With Their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text. Oxford University Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-19-929776-4.
  3. Kalisch, Volker (1996). "VON LACHENDER MUSIK, VOM LACHEN IN DER MUSIK". Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (1991-). 157 (1): 6–11. ISSN 0945-6945.