Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende

Sacred cantata for Trinity XVI
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1726
BWV 27

1.
Chorale + Recitative
SATB · 
cor · 2 ob · str · bc
2.
Recitative
T · 
bc
3.
Aria
Wilkommen! will ich sagen
A · ob da c · hpsd / org · bc
A · 
ob da c · hpsd / org · bc
4.
Recitative
S · 
str · bc
5.
Aria
Gute Nacht, du Weltgetummel!
B · str · bc
B · 
str · bc
6.
Chorale
Welt, ade! Ich bin dein mude
SSATB · str · cor · 2 ob · bc
SSATB · 
str · cor · 2 ob · bc

Instrumentation

  • Corno
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe da caccia
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Cembalo obbligato
  • Organo obbligato
  • Continuo

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: First verse of Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende, Ämelie Juliane (1686) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 3:13–3:21; Luke 7:11–7:17

Resources

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