6. Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele

From Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
f minor → c minor
Meter
3/4 → 4/4
Tempo
Adagio
Length
80 measures

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Fagotto
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

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About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the style of poems by Salomo Franck (Dürr 2005, 409).
  • Text references: Psalm 42:11 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Peter 5:6–5:11; Luke 15:1–15:10

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