Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen, BWV 48 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Ach lege das Sodom der südlichen Glieder (No.4)

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Aria: Ach lege das Sodom der südlichen Glieder (No.4)

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General Information

Work Title Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen
Alternative. Title Wretched man that I am, who shall redeem me?
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 48
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements
  1. Chorus: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen (G minor)
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O Schmerz, o Elend, so mich trifft (E major-B major)
  3. Choral: Solls ja so sein (B major)
  4. Aria (Alto): Ach lege das Sodom der sündlichen Glieder (E major)
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): Hier aber tut des Heilands Hand Secco recitative. B major)
  6. Aria (Tenor): Vergibt mir Jesus meine Sünden (G minor)
  7. Choral: Herr Jesu Christ, einiger Trost (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723
First Performance. 1723-10-03
First Publication. 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication 19th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal — Soloists (AT), Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra — 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

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Commentary on the movements

  1. Chorus: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen. A complex imitative movement with an imitative texture in the voices, a canon at the fourth (the chorale Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut) in the winds superimposed above.
  2. Recitativo (Alto): O Schmerz, o Elend, so mich trifft. Recitative accompanied with strings.
  3. Choral: Solls ja so sein. An unexpected location for a chorale; a plain setting with full chords.
  4. Aria (Alto): Ach lege das Sodom der sündlichen Glieder. A dance-like movement that "takes us aback with its melodic charm," offering a welcome respite from the weighty movements preceding it1.
  5. Recitativo (Tenor): Hier aber tut des Heilands Hand. Secco recitative.
  6. Aria (Tenor): Vergibt mir Jesus meine Sünden. Hemiola dominates this movement, giving it a minuet feel. Full strings and one oboe are the accompaniment.
  7. Choral: Herr Jesu Christ, einiger Trost. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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