1. Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

From Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Adagio
Structure
none
Length
62 measures

German text

English translation

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid
Ah, God, how much heartache
Begegnet mir zu dieser Zeit!
do I encounter at this time!
Der schmale Weg ist trübsalvoll,
The narrow path is full of trouble
Den ich zum Himmel wandern soll.
that I shall follow to heaven.
(Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on Martin Moller’s 1587 Latin Jesu dulcis memoria (Dürr 2005, 195–196)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:6–12:16; John 2:1–2:11

Instrumentation

  • Trombone chorale
  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso chorale
  • Continuo: Organo

Resources

Similar instrumentation

Similar texts

Send feedback on this page