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
Tenor solo, Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, Flauto traverso, Oboe d'amore, Violine I, Violine II, Viola, Basso continuo

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)]
edition essential source
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck] [Libretto]
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XIII, Faszikel 4 [Score]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 454, Faszikel 3 [Score]
PL-WRu 60005 Muz. [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]


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