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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorus: "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein" for String Quintet

Chorus: "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein" for String Quintet
BWV 2 No 1
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
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String Quintet : 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein (Oh God, look down from heaven), BWV 2,[a] is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed in Leipzig for the second Sunday after Trinity and first performed on 18 June 1724. It is the second cantata of his second annual cycle of chorale cantatas, and is based on Martin Luther's hymn "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein", published in 1524 in the first Lutheran hymnal.

In the first and last movements, which use the original words of Luther's hymn, the style of the music is "archaic"—the instruments include a choir of trombones doubling the voices. In the first movement the melody of the chorale is sung by the alto in long notes, doubled by two oboes. Each line is prepared by fugal entrances of the other parts on the same theme. The second movement is a secco recitative, changing to arioso for two lines that resemble the words of the chorale, marked adagio. The alto aria is written in "modern" style with a solo violin in lively figuration. The bass recitative is accompanied by the strings. In contrast, the tenor aria is accompanied by a concerto of the oboes and strings, which are silent in the middle section until its transition to the da capo. The closing chorale is a four-part setting.

The work in six movements is scored for three vocal soloists (alto, tenor, and bass), a four-part choir, four trombones, two oboes, two violins, viola, and basso continuo. The trombones play colla parte with the choir.

Source: Wikipedia (,_vom_Himmel_sie h_darein,_BWV_2).

I created this arrangement of the opening Chorus: "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein" (Ah God, look down from heaven) for String Quintet (2 Violins, 2 Violas & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2016-02-02

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