Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe, BWV 25 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern (No.5)

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Feldmahler (2006/5/18)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 5 (pp.153-88)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1855. Plate B.W. V.
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907), piano reduction
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1891). Plate J.S.B. I.25
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
English text added, score re-formatted to 30 pages from 22.
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Aria: Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern (No.5)

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Work Title Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe
Alternative. Title There is no soundness in my flesh
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 25
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. [Chorus]: Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe (E minor)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Die ganze Welt ist nur ein Hospital (D minor)
  3. Aria (bass): Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat? (D minor)
  4. Recitativo (Soprano): O Jesu, lieber Meister (A minor-C major)
  5. Aria (Soprano): Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern (C major)
  6. Choral: Ich will alle meine Tage (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723
First Performance. 1723-08-29
First Publication. 1855 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 14th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 recorders, 2 oboes, cornetto, 3 trombones, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorus]1: Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe. This is by far the most carefully constructed of the movements. It is in the Phrygian mode, in double counterpoint, with the choral superimposed on the vocal texture in four parts, an impressive effect.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Die ganze Welt ist nur ein Hospital. Secco recitative, notable for no melismatic writing.
  3. Aria (bass): Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat? A continuo aria. The "ostinato-like ritornello motive, repeated throughout in various modified forms, strikingly illustrates the helplessness described in the text."1
  4. Recitativo (Soprano): O Jesu, lieber Meister. Secco recitative, mostly syllabicly declaimed again.
  5. Aria (Soprano): Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern. Three recorders are used as an echo effect against the strings. This is a much less severe movement than the preceding, and is a wonderful contrast.
  6. Choral: Ich will alle meine Tage. A standard 4-part setting of the chorale melody "Freue dich sehr, o meine Seele.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach