3. Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not

From Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
12/8
Tempo
Molt’ adagio
Structure
none
Length
31 measures

German text

English translation

Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not,
Sighs, tears, grief, distress,
Ängstlichs Sehnen, Furcht und Tod
Anxious yearning, fear and death
Nagen mein beklemmtes Herz,
Gnaw at my constricted heart;
Ich empfinde Jammer, Schmerz.
I feel misery, pain.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the style of poems by Salomo Franck (Dürr 2005, 409).
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Peter 5:6–5:11; Luke 15:1–15:10

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

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