Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt (I know that my
Redeemer lives), BWV 160, is a church cantata formerly
attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. It was composed
around 1725 by Georg Philipp Telemann for Easter
A manuscript copy from the 1800s identified Bach as the
composer of the work, and on this basis it was given a
BWV number in an 1886 catalogue. However, by the 1950s
two manuscripts from the 1700s had been found that
attributed the work to Telemann; the piece was given
the new number TWV 1:877.
Although this Cantata was originally scored for solo
tenor voice, violin, bassoon, and basso continuo, I
created this arrangement for Double-Reed Trio (Oboe,
English Horn & Bassoon).