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From Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
Voice / Vocal Fach Mezzo / Alto/ Countertenor
Original key B minor
Language German
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 – 1750
Poet Various 0
Range Es ist vollbracht

Es ist vollbracht was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1724 (B minor). This aria is the fifthy-seventh number of the second part of St John Passion.

In 1724, when J.S. Bach was appointed to Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, he was told by the city council of the time, he would not be permitted to compose any theatrical music. 10 months after his appointment as cantor, St. John Passion was performed for the first time at the St Nicolas Church of Leipzig. He respected the demands of the city council and no staging was created; however, Bach still wrote an immensely theatrical and dramatic Passion where drama and music are closely intertwined.
The texts of the recitatives are from the Gospel of John (except for two small passages from St Matthew) and the text of the arias are by Heinrich Brockes Barthold, Christian Heinrich Postel and Bach himself.
In Saint John Passion, the focus of the drama is set on the brutality of the crucifixion of Jesus, from his arrest, to his trial and crucifixion. Recitatives setting the words of Christ, Pilate, Peter and John, are followed by arias, moments of suspension where room is made for profound reflection. The chorus portrays the crowd. This Passion was intended for four soloists, a chorus and a large orchestra including original instruments such as oboes d’amore, oboes da caccia, violas d’amore, an even a lutenist.

Es ist vollbracht (it is accomplished), an aria sung by the alto, appears in the second part of the oratorio. It is the central part of Saint John Passion, a moment where finally triumph and victory have prevailed. Interestingly, for Saint John, the crucifixion of Christ is the lime stone of his glory and of mankind’s redemption (for Saint Matthew is it his resurrection).
The aria is built around an ABA’ structure. At the start, the theorbo and the viola set the aria in B minor, figuring the burial of Jesus with descending scales. In contrast to the beginning, the central part of the aria focuses on the victory of Christ. Bach sets this moment in a feisty D Major and adds the strings to the orchestration. It brutally stops as if the fight against Evil had finally ended and the last part of the aria (A’) will follow. In some countries, it is a tradition to suspend the oratorio at that point, in order for all to pray a Pater Noster (‘Our father’).

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