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In deepest need I cry to you (Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir)

Cantata for the 21st Sunday after Trinity

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, [4 trombones], 2 violins, viola, basso continuo - Level 3
Cantata for the 21st Sunday after Trinity. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Reinhold Kubik. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: Paperbound. Hymns by Martin Luther: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir. German title: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas. Vocal score. Composed 1724. BWV 38. 40 pages. Duration 21 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.038/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3103803).

Item Number: CA.3103803

ISBN 9790007042752. Key: E phrygian. Language: German. Text: Luther, Martin. Text: Martin Luther.

The opening movement of Bach's chorale cantata on Luther's "In deepest need I cry to you" BWV 38, which was composed for the 21st Sunday after Trinity Sunday, belongs to a group of cantatas whose opening choruses are not concertante but have been kept in the style of a motet; the instruments merely amplify the vocal parts. The archaic character of the movement is emphasized by the addition of a trombone quartet. An exciting recitative and an aria full of pungent harmonies is followed by an entirely unusual recitative in which the chorale melody forms the bass foundation for the vocal part. A second aria - which is no less unusual -is a trio which is only accompanied by the continuo; it leads into the concluding chorale which, pursuant to the 1st line of text "Ob bei uns ist der Sunden viel," already begins with a brusque dissonance. Score available separately - see item CA.3103800.

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