Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe, BWV 25 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 5 (pp.153-88)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1855. Plate B.W. V.

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1891). Plate J.S.B. I.25

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Based on the Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe

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Work Title Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe
Alternative Title There is no soundness in my flesh
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 25
Movements/Sections 6 movements
  1. [Chorus]: Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe (E minor)
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Die ganze Welt ist nur ein Hospital (D minor)
  3. Aria (bass): Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat? (D minor)
  4. Recitativo (Soprano): O Jesu, lieber Meister (A minor-C major)
  5. Aria (Soprano): Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern (C major)
  6. Choral: Ich will alle meine Tage (C major)
Year/Date of Composition 1723
First Performance 1723-08-29
First Publication 1855 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Average Duration 16 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (STB), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 3 Recorders, 2 Oboes, Cornetto, 3 Trombones, Strings, BC
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 14th Sunday after Trinity.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorus]1: Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe. This is by far the most carefully constructed of the movements. It is in the Phrygian mode, in double counterpoint, with the choral superimposed on the vocal texture in four parts, an impressive effect.
  2. Recitativo (Tenor): Die ganze Welt ist nur ein Hospital. Secco recitative, notable for no melismatic writing.
  3. Aria (bass): Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat? A continuo aria. The "ostinato-like ritornello motive, repeated throughout in various modified forms, strikingly illustrates the helplessness described in the text."1
  4. Recitativo (Soprano): O Jesu, lieber Meister. Secco recitative, mostly syllabicly declaimed again.
  5. Aria (Soprano): Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern. Three recorders are used as an echo effect against the strings. This is a much less severe movement than the preceding, and is a wonderful contrast.
  6. Choral: Ich will alle meine Tage. A standard 4-part setting of the chorale melody "Freue dich sehr, o meine Seele.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
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