Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226; BC C 2 GND

For eight voices (Double choir)
Other catalogues
BWV [1950]: Vokalstimmen = BWV 226; Instrumentalstimmen = BWV 226a
S I, A I, T I, B I, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello
S II, A II, T II, B II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Taille, Bassono,
Basso continuo (+ Violone)

Date of origin, Work history
Motet for the funeral of the headmaster of St. Thomas School Johann Heinrich Ernesti. The performance may have taken place on October 21st or 23rd 1729, too. Presumably the choral was sung a capella.
Early performances
, Leipzig (Link to event)
, Leipzig (Premiere) (Link to event)
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 226/2 ChS
Introduction to the work
Link to videos:
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 (Netherlands Bach Society)

Mov 1: Romans 8:26-27. Mov 2: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (M. Luther, 1524), Stanza 3
Link to lyrics
Author Chorale
Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
Bible verse

Original sources
D-B Bach P 36, Faszikel 1 [Score, Sketch]
D-B Bach St 121 [Part(s)]
Verschollen BWV 226, Originalstimmen [Part(s)]
Additional sources
CH-Bu BWV 225-231 [Score]
D-B Am.B 116, Faszikel 8 [Score]
D-B Am.B 116 [Konvolut] [Score]
D-B Am.B 18-21, Faszikel 1 [Score]
D-B Am.B 25-26, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-B Am.B 40-42, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-BNu Ec 9.6f [Score]
D-Dl Mus. 1-E-775, Faszikel 2 [Score]
D-DS Mus. ms. 1310 [Score]
D-HER Mus. M 102:1 [Part(s)]
DK-A R 18 [Score]
D-LEb Go. S. 30 [Score]
D-LEm Becker III.1.11 (2) [Erstdruck 1803] [Score]
D-LEm PM 7107 [Part(s)]
D-Mbs D-Mbs Mus.Schott.As 3643-1 [Score]
D-Rp AK Ms 37 [Score]
D-RUl RH-B 30 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 8129, Faszikel 6 [Score]
PL-Wu RM 8129 [Konvolut] [Score]
PL-ŁŹu M 35000, 6 [Part(s)]
RUS-KAu Mus. ms. Gotthold 13574 [Score]
RUS-KAu Mus. ms. Gotthold 13583, Faszikel 1 [Score]
Verschollen BWV 226, J. C. L. Kittel [identisch mit D-RUl RH-B 30] [Score]
Verschollen BWV 227, 226, C. P. E. Bach [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Choralsammlung [Score]
Verschollen Sing-Akademie BWV 226, Partitur [Score]
Verschollen Thomasschule zu Leipzig, BWV 225, 228, Anh. 159, 229, 227, 226 [Score]
Verschollen Thomasschule zu Leipzig, BWV 226 [Part(s)]


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