Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz? BWV 138 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-04-27).  Score information: A4, 34 pages, 938 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt. English and German text

General Information

Title: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 138
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 oboes d’amore, strings, continuo

First published: 1881 Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 28
    2nd published: 1915 in Volksliederbuch für gemischten Chor, no. 40
Opus: BWV 138, 7 movements
Description:  First performed 5 September 1723, the 15th Sunday after Trinity. The aria reappears as the Gratias of the Missa brevis in G, BWV 236

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