Free sheet music
My account (login)


Bach, Johann Sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1750)
6575 sheet music
7214 MP3
1137 MIDI

"For 18 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aria: "Ich höre mitten in den Leiden" for Wind & String Quartet

Aria: "Ich höre mitten in den Leiden" for Wind & String Quartet
BWV 38 No 3
Johann Sebastian Bach

Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :

ListenDownload MP3 : Aria: "Ich höre mitten in den Leiden" (BWV 38 No 3) for Wind & String Quartet 25x 84x ViewDownload PDF : Aria: "Ich höre mitten in den Leiden" (BWV 38 No 3) for Wind & String Quartet (7 pages - 151.08 Ko)130x

Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :

leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation

Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the community

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

Wind quartet

Style :


Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Out of deep distress I cry to you), BWV 38,[a] is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach composed the chorale cantata in Leipzig in 1724 in his second annual cycle for the twenty-first Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 19 October 1724.

Bach composed this chorale cantata in Leipzig in 1724. Written for the twenty-first Sunday after Trinity, it was part of his second annual cycle of cantatas. The work was first performed on 19 October 1724.

The prescribed readings for the Sunday were from Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, "take unto you the whole armour of God" (Ephesians 6:10–17), and from the Gospel of John, the healing of the nobleman's son (John 4:46–54).

The cantata is based on the Martin Luther's chorale Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, a paraphrase of Psalm 130. The texts of the chorale is unchanged for the first and last movements. An unknown poet paraphrased the other three stanzas of the chorale for movements 2 to 5.

The opening choral fantasia combines the structure of a motet with chromatic and dissonant Phrygian harmonies. The trombones double the vocal lines, creating an "unearthly Stygian quality of sound". Although the lower voices have the initial melodic presentation, it is adopted by the soprano as a cantus firmus. Each phrase appears in imitative counterpoint, a "portrayal of the individual cries of distress which coalesce to form a combined human clamour".

Like the fantasia, the alto recitative is stylistically archaic. Its "semi-chaotic" form may reflect the tumult of evil and sin. The tenor aria is expressive with a prominent rhythmic motive. It sits in a four-part texture between the oboes and continuo part. The fourth movement, a soprano recitative, adopts the chorale melody as the continuo. The trio aria uses a descending sequential ritornello based on the circle of fifths, contrasting with the "serpentine" vocal lines. The closing chorale is striking, with an "enigmatic" final cadence.

The piece is scored for four vocal soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and four-part choir, two oboes, four trombones, two violins, viola, and basso continuo (specifically including fagotto, violone, violoncello, and organ).

Source: Wikipedia ( h_zu_dir,_BWV_38).

I created this arrangement of the first Aria: "Ich höre mitten in den Leiden" (I hear, in the midst of my sorrows) for Wind & String Quartet (Oboe, Violin, French Horn & Cello).
Source / Web :MuseScore
Sheet central :Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (6 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2015-10-30

0 comment

Equipment & Sheet music
Oboe Solo Best Sellers
All oboe solo sheet music best sellers.

Report problem

This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Woodwind Arrangements
Sheet music list :

› Sonata in A Major from Chandos Anthem No. 8 for Oboe & Strings
› "À Tout Jamais" for Oboe & Bassoon Quartet - Oboe and bassoon
› "Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte" for English Horn & Strings
› "Adieu Anvers" for Double Reed Quintet - Oboe, English horn, Bassoon
› "Adieux de l'hôtesse Arabe" for Oboe & Strings
› "Agnus Dei " from the Mass in B Minor for Double-Reed Trio
› "Album Leaf" from Lyric Pieces for Clarinet & Strings
› "All we Like Sheep have Gone Astray" for Winds & Strings
› "Allegro di Molto" from "Lieder ohne Worte" for Oboe & Strings