Harpsichord: Bruce Fithian
BWV 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
1:30 2. Chorus: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
4:53 3. Aria: Doch bin und bleibe ich vergnugt Soloist: Molly Harmon
6:21 4. Chorus: Leite mich in deiner Wahrheit
8:15 5. Aria: Zedern mussen von den Winden Soloists: Andrea Graichen, Martin Lescault, John D. Adams
10:30 6. Chorus: Meine Augen sehen stets zu dem Herrn
12:33 7. Ciaccona: Meine Tage in dem Leide
Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (For Thee, O Lord, I long), BWV 150, is an early Lutheran church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach composed for an unknown occasion.
It is unique among Bach's cantatas in its sparse orchestration and in the independence and prominence of the chorus, which is featured in four out of seven movements.
The ground bass in the final movement chaconne is the inversion of the chromatic fourth ostinato from the opening movement that goes through a series of modulations. Both the inversion of the lamento bass and the modulations express in baroque musical affect how Christ leads from sorrow to joy.
The theme of this closing movement was adapted by Johannes Brahms for the Finale of his Symphony No. 4.
The symphony was completed in 1885, the year after the cantata was published. Brahms had seen the score of the cantata before its publication as he was involved in the project to publish Bach's complete works.