Important note

"Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit", the cantata BWV 106, also known as "Actus tragicus", is an extraordinary occurrence. It is simply not the right time to perform it. The measures taken against Covid-19 prohibit us from doing so. With the necessary humility, we now must wait until the world is healthy again.

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Programme

6:45 p.m.

Welcome by Xoán Castiñeira

7:00 p.m.

Introduction to Cantata BWV 106 "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit", also known as "Actus tragicus"

approximately 7:35 p.m.

Organ concert in the form of an improvisation based on the "Actus Tragicus”

Location

Concert location

Stein (AR) // Evangelische Kirche

Text of the cantata

1. Sonatine

2.a Chor

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit.
«In ihm leben, weben und sind wir,»
solange er will.
In ihm sterben wir zur rechter Zeit,
wenn er will.

2.b Arioso — Tenor

Ach, Herr, «lehre uns bedenken,
daß wir sterben müssen,
auf daß wir klug werden.»

2.c Arie — Bass

«Bestelle dein Haus; denn du wirst sterben
und nicht lebendig bleiben!
Bestelle dein Haus!»

2.d Chor — Sopran

Tutti
«Es ist der alte Bund:» Mensch, «du mußt sterben!»

Sopran
«Ja, komm, Herr Jesu!»

3.a Arie — Altus

«In deine Hände befehl ich meinen Geist;
du hast mich erlöset, Herr, du getreuer Gott.»

3.b Arioso — Bass; Choral

Bass
«Heute wirst du mit mir im Paradies sein.»

Tutti
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

in Gottes Willen,
getrost ist mir mein Herz und Sinn,
sanft und stille,
wie Gott mir verheißen hat:
Der Tod ist mein Schlaf worden.

4. Choral
Glorie, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit

sei dir, Gott Vater und Sohn bereit,
dem Heilgen Geist mit Namen!
Die göttlich Kraft
macht uns sieghaft
durch Jesum Christum, amen.

Rudolf Lutz

Rudolf Lutz is not only regarded in the music world as an eloquent pedagogue, able to explain complex compositional contexts in a vivid way, but he is also one of the most sought-after improvisers worldwide. He will give his presentation in English to do justice to our large Internet community.

Kuhn organ

The church of Stein AR has a very valuable instrument built by Orgelbau Kuhn AG in 1985. We love to hold organ recitals there, and many visitors of the "Appenzeller Bachtage" know the beautiful church because of "Singen in der Früh", the popular sing-along programme in our festival in August.

Rudolf Lutz

BWV 106

The "real" concert with the cantata "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" including sound and image recording will be postponed until Corona is over. It will come; but meanwhile we know that not everything is in our hands.