1. Die Elenden sollen essen

From Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
3/4 → 4/4
Structure
none
Length
105 measures

German text

English translation

Die Elenden sollen essen, daß sie satt werden, und die nach dem Herrn fragen, werden ihn preisen. Euer Herz soll ewiglich leben.
The wretched shall eat until they are satisfied, and those who ask after the Lord, shall praise Him. Your hearts shall live forever.
(Psalm 22:25)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Psalm 22:26 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 John 4:16–4:21; Luke 16:19–16:31

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Fagotto
  • Continuo

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