Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

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

Sacred cantata (22nd Sunday after Trinity)

T*, S, A, T, B; Fl trav, Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation from other works:
 BWV 55/5 ChS
EZ vor dem 17. November 1726; The autograph score and the original parts give two versions that differ from each other. Presumably there might have been a lost original version (s. KB I/26, p. 68f.).
Christoph Birkmann; mvt. 5: stanza 6 from ‚Werde munter, mein Gemüte‘ by Johann Rist (1642); libretto printing: Birkmann 1728
Link to lyrics
BG 12/2, S.75 (W. Rust, 1862) – ;
NBA I/26, S. 55 (Andreas Glöckner, 1994) – Critical report (1995), S. 52
D-B Bach P 105 [Original source]
D-B Bach P 454, Faszikel 3
D-B Bach P 1159/XIII, Faszikel 4
D-B Bach St 50 [Original source]
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck]
PL-WRu 60005 Muz.
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