Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht BWV 55; BC A 157 GND

Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity, Cantata Cycle III (1725-1727)
Sacred cantata
Psalm: Psalm 6
Epistel: Philipper 1, 3-11
Gospel: Matthäus 18, 23-35
T*, S, A, T, B; Fl trav, Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Date of origin, Work history
vor dem 17. November 1726
First performance on November 17, 1726. Movements 3-5 likely stem from an older source (the autograph score shows two layers of sources, with only movements 1-2 presumably being new compositions)
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 55/5 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Author Libretto
Birkmann, Christoph (1703-1771)
C. Birkmann. Movement 5: Werde munter, mein Gemüte (J. Rist, 1642), stanza 6. Printed text: Birkmann 1728, page 137
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Rist, Johann (1607-1667)

Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 105 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 50 [Part(s)]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 454, Faszikel 3 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XIII, Faszikel 4 [Score]
PL-WRu 60005 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck] [Libretto]


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