Johann Sebastian Bach (16851750)

Ah God, my way is weavy BWV 155

Cantata for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – "Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange"
Urtext Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben (revised edition)

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), 2 violins, viola, bassoon, basso continuo

Study score (Urtext edition)

Item no.681137
Author/ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
EditorPaul Horn, Felix Loy
Languagesgerman, english
Duration13 minutes
Year of origin1716
Release year2018
Publisher/ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV 31.155/07
ISMN9790007242312
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Description

The cantata BWV 155 is distinguished by its particularly chamber music-like character and instrumentation. After the introductory Accompagnato recitative, in which the soprano is expressively declaiming above an organ point on D, in the duet of the alto and tenor that follows the virtuosically written bassoon part is striking. The soprano aria "Wirf, mein Herze" ("Throw yourself, my heart") is marked with intensity by the gesture of a constant dotted rhythm.