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
Work history
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.).
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
relation to other works:
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
relation from other works:
is adapted in BWV 55/5 ChS
Christoph Birkmann; mvt. 5: stanza 6 from ‚Werde munter, mein Gemüte‘ by Johann Rist (1642); libretto printing: Birkmann 1728
Link to lyrics
NBA I/26, S. 55 (Andreas Glöckner, 1994) – Critical report (1995), S. 52;
BG 12/2, S.75 (W. Rust, 1862)
Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 105
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 50
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 454, Faszikel 3
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XIII, Faszikel 4
D-Nst Will II, 1413 8° [Textdruck]
PL-WRu 60005 Muz.
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