Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Erbarme dich! (No.3)

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Michrond (2015/11/18)

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Choral: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen (No.5)

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Reccmo (2012/6/19)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/07)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1863. Plate B.W. XII (2).
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907)
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)
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Aria: Erbarme dich! (No.3)

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Michrond (2015/11/18)

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Choral: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen (No.5)

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Misc. Notes Underlaid text Ich will beten, Gott wird hören
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General Information

Work Title Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht
Alternative. Title I, poor man, servant of sin
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 55
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 sections
  1. Aria: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht (G minor)
  2. Recitativo: Ich habe wider Gott gehandelt (C minor)
  3. Aria: Erbarme dich! (D minor)
  4. Recitativo: Erbarme dich! (B major)
  5. Choral: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726
First Performance. 1726-11-17 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1863 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: tenor, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute, oboe d'amore, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Aria: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht. A richly textured movement featuring the winds. The tenor is noticeably higher than normal.
  2. Recitativo: Ich habe wider Gott gehandelt. Secco Recitatitve.
  3. Aria: Erbarme dich! Aria with obbligato flute; an expressive, technically challenging part for the instrument. This aria is notable for its frequent N6 chords.
  4. Recitativo: Erbarme dich! Recitative with string accompaniment.
  5. Choral: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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