Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt, TWV 1:877

church cantata by Georg Philipp Telemann, erroneously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach

Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt, TWV 1:877, BWV 160 is a cantata by Georg Philipp Telemann. The title means "I know that my Redeemer lives" in English.[1] It was previously thought to have been composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.[2]

History change

There are two known manuscripts of the cantata. Manuscript A writes Bach's name as the composer. It was once owned by Wilhelm Rust. It is now lost. Manuscript B writes Telemann's name as the composer. It is kept in the library of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.[3]

Structure change

The cantata is written for a soprano or tenor soloist, a solo violin, and basso continuo. In manuscript A, there is a bassoon part. It plays in unison with the basso continuo.[3] The cantata has five movements:[1]

  1. Aria: Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt
  2. Recitative: Er lebt und ist von Toten auferstanden
  3. Aria: Gott Lob, daß mein Erlöser lebt
  4. Recitative: So biet' ich allen Teufeln Trutz
  5. Aria: Nun, ich halte mich bereit

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cantata BWV 1 - English Translation [Parallel Format]". www.bach-cantatas.com. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  2. Dürr, Alfred (2006). The Cantatas of J. S. Bach: With Their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text. Oxford University Press. p. 926. ISBN 978-0-19-929776-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dürr, Alfred (24 July 2018). "Zur Echtheit einiger Bach zugeschriebener Kantaten". Bach-Jahrbuch. 39: 30–46. doi:10.13141/bjb.v19521565.

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