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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorus: "Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen" for Winds & Strings

Chorus: "Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen" for Winds & Strings
BWV 48 No 1
Johann Sebastian Bach




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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

Winds & String Orchestra

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen (Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me), BWV 48, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in 1723 for the 19th Sunday after Trinity as part of his first annual cycle.

An instrumental chorale melody is present in the opening chorus. It may refer to the words "Herr Jesus Christ, du höchstes Gut", but also creates a connection to the closing chorale, which was sung on the same tune, and therefore may also quote its first verse. This chorale cantus firmus is played by the trumpet in canon with the oboes. The strings present themes in the instrumental introduction which are later used as a countersubject to the lamentative theme of the voices.

A recitative of the alto, accompanied by the strings, leads to a chorale, concluding the ideas of the first section in expressive harmonization.

A different mood prevails in the following aria, the voice and the oboe being equal partners in the request to spare the soul. In the last aria the tenor is accompanied by the strings with oboe, music dominated by a lilting rhythm changing between 3/4 time and 3/2 time.

The cantata in seven movements is scored for alto and tenor soloists, a four-part choir, trumpet, two oboes, two violins, viola, and basso continuo.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_elender_Mensch,_wer_ wird_mich_erl%C3%B...).

I created this arrangement of the opening Chorus: "Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen vom Leibe dieses Todes?" (Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?) for Winds (Bb Trumpet, Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, French Horn & Bassoon) and Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Sheet central :Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen (4 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2015-09-27


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