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ABOUT THE ORATORIO ARIA
From Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Second part, N.19
Voice / Vocal Fach Mezzo / Alto/ Countertenor
Original key G Major
Language German
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 – 1750
Poet Picander 1700 – 1764
Range Schlafe mein Liebster
Presentation

Schlafe, mein Liebster , a setting by C. F. Henrici (Picander), was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1734. This aria is the nineteenth number of the second part of the Weihnachts-Oratorium.

Bach intended the Weihnachts-Oratorium to be performed in church during the Christmas season. As he often did, he incorporated in this oratorio many of his previous works, including several cantatas he composed the same year, some of which are now lost. If this Christmas oratorio is part of the group of the three oratorios Bach wrote for the major Christian feasts, the others being the Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11) and the Easter Oratorio (BWV 249), the Christmas oratorio, is by far the most complex and long one.
The oratorio is in six separate parts, each narrating an important moment related to the birth of Jesus Christ. The first part (for Christmas Day)is focused on the Birth of Jesus, the second (for December 26) the annunciation to the shepherds, the third (for December 27) the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth (for New Year’s Day) the circumcision and naming of Jesus, the fifth (for the first Sunday after New Year) the journey of the Magi, and the sixth (for Epiphany) the adoration of the Magi.

Schafe mein Liebster takes place in the second part of the Christmas oratorio which is focused on the annunciation. It is built around an aria da capo structure (ABA’) and is orchestrated for flute, oboe d’amore, oboe da caccia, strings and continuo. This aria, sung by the alto soloist, is a caring and loving lullaby. The vocal line with its long, delicate phrases is filled with tenderness and love. This aria, likewise the other pieces of part II, is set into a peaceful, pastoral atmosphere.

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