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Bach, Johann Christoph Johann Christoph Bach
Germany Germany
(1642 - 1703)
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Bach, Johann Christoph: "Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte" for English Horn & Strings

"Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte" for English Horn & Strings
Johann Christoph Bach




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Composer :Johann Christoph BachBach, Johann Christoph (1642 - 1703)
Instrumentation :

countertenor & Strings quartet

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Christoph BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Johann Christoph Bach (6 December 1642 – 31 March 1703) was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period. He was born at Arnstadt, the son of Heinrich Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach's great uncle, hence he was Johann Sebastian's first cousin once removed. He was also the uncle of Maria Barbara Bach, J.S. Bach's first wife. He is not to be confused with Johann Sebastian Bach's son, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.

Johann Christoph had a reputation as a composer that was only equalled by that of Johann Sebastian within the Bach family during his lifetime. He was organist at Eisenach and later a member of the court chamber orchestra there. His brother, Johann Michael Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach's father-in-law and Maria Barbara's father), was also a composer. Some of the works were later attributed to Johann Sebastian, but were recently recognized as written by Johann Christoph. One of the most famous works is the cantata Meine Freundin, du bist schön, based on the Song of Solomon. His eldest son, Johann Nicolaus Bach, was also a composer.

Despite his success as a musician, Johann Christoph experienced financial difficulties, which may have resulted in his not having been selected as the guardian of Johann Sebastian when the latter's parents died. Johann Christoph was heavily in debt when he died at Eisenach.

Sebastian Bach described him in his Genealogy (1735) as "the profound composer", thus hinting at his reputation, not just within the family, but within society.The alto lament Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte was included, along with two arias, in the Altbachisches Archiv, the collection of works by his predecessors-within-the-clan passed down to Emanuel Bach by his father. This collection was very nearly a victim of the Second World War (though an edition of sorts had been published in 1935 to mark the 250th anniversary of Sebastian’s birth) but was fortunately rediscovered in Kiev in 1999 and has now been returned to Berlin. Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte has a companion in the bass lament Wie bist du denn, o Gott. Both bear the title Lamento, both are for solo voice, both involve a solo violin, intensely expressive in support of the alto, impressively virtuosic against the bass. Both make use of the rich sonority of a supporting group of violen, marked optional (in one source) in the alto lament but clearly essential in the one for bass. Both are based on Biblical texts: Jeremiah, Psalm 38 and Lamentations for the alto, a metrical paraphrase of passages from the Penitential Psalms for the bass. Both have been previously ascribed to other composers: Heinrich Bach (Johann Christoph’s father) in the case of Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte, Johann Philipp Krieger for Wie bist du denn, o Gott, but both have been convincingly welcomed back to the canon of J C Bach’s works by modern scholarship.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Christoph_Bach).< br>
Although originally composed for voice, period strings & continuo, I created this Interpretation for English Horn & Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2017-04-11


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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