Wer bin ich? (Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch)

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  • (Posted 2009-05-08)  CPDL #19442:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and Capella 5 files
Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-05-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 23 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcription of the autograph (L. Baldamus, Autographa Bd.2, Berlin 1853). This short work changes between the genres motet and choral by using the melody of "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten".

General Information

Title: Wer bin ich?
Composer: Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch

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

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wer bin ich? welche wicht'ge Frage!
Gott, lehre mich, sie recht verstehn.
Gib dass ich mir die Wahrheit sage,
um mich, so wie ich bin, zu sehn.
Wer sich nicht selbst recht kennen lernt,
bleibt von der Weisheit weit entfernt.

English.png English translation

Who am I? An important question!
God, teach me to understand aright.
Grant that I may speak truth
and see myself as I am.
Who learns not to know himself
remains far away from wisdom.