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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aria: "Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat" for Viola & Cello

Aria: "Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat" for Viola & Cello
BWV 25 No 3
Johann Sebastian Bach




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

Viola and Cello

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe (There is nothing sound in my body), BWV 25,[a] is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in Leipzig for the 14th Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 29 August 1723.

Similar to Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77, composed a week before, Bach creates the opening chorus as a chorale fantasia on a complete instrumental quotation of a chorale tune. The melody is known as "Herzlich tut mich verlangen nach meinem selgen End". But probably Bach had in mind the words of "Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder" which he used later in his chorale cantata Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BWV 135, a paraphrase of Psalm 6 which begins in stanza 2 "Heil du mich, lieber Herre, denn ich bin krank und schwach" (Heal me, dear Lord, because I am sick and weak). In a complex structure, Bach combines an instrumental introduction with the chorale tune in long notes in the continuo with figuration of strings and oboes, a choral double fugue, and the presentation of the choral by a choir of trombones with the cornetto as the soprano instrument, reinforced by three recorders which play an octave higher. John Eliot Gardiner regards the unusual use of the trombones, playing the chorale tune independent of the voices, as an "anticipation of the finale to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony".

The following three movements are all only accompanied by the continuo. A new perspective is opened in movement 5 in dance music for a concerto of strings and oboes, echoed by the recorders. The music relates to the text "im höhern Chor werde mit den Engeln singen" (in the exalted choir I shall sing with the angels). The closing chorale is set for four parts.

The cantata in six movements is scored for three vocal soloists (soprano, tenor and bass), a four-part choir, and a colourful orchestra of cornetto, three trombones, three recorders, two oboes, two violins, viola, and basso continuo.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Es_ist_nichts_Gesundes_a n_meinem_Leibe,_BW...).

I created this arrangement of the first Aria: "Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat?" (Ah, from where shall I, wretch, receive counsel?) for Viola & Cello.
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Sheet central :Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe (4 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2015-11-22


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