Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim, BWV 89 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Gerechter Gott, ach, rechnest du?' (No.5)

For Soprano, Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Aria: 'Gerechter Gott, ach, rechnest du?' (No.5)

For Soprano, Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Sheet Music

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822-1892)
First edition
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 20.1
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1872. Plate B.W. XX (1).
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Aria: 'Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim' (No.1)

For String Quintets (Bartoli)

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Aria: 'Ein unbarmherziges Gerichte' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Gerechter Gott, ach, rechnest du?' (No.5)

For Soprano, Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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For Trios: Oboe ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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General Information

Work Title Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim
Alternative. Title What am I to make of you, Ephraim?
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 89 ; BC A 155
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 690
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Aria (bass): Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim (C minor)
  2. Recitativo (alto): Ja, freilich sollte Gott (G minor-D minor)
  3. Aria (alto): Ein unbarmherziges Gerichte (D minor)
  4. Recitativo (soprano): Wohlan! mein Herze legt Zorn, Zank und Swietracht hin (F major-B major)
  5. Aria (soprano): Gerechter Gott, ach, rechnest du? (B major)
  6. Choral: Mir mangelt zwar sehr viel (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1723-10-24 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1872 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Hosea 11: 8 (No.1)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Johann Heermann (1585-1647) (No.6)
Language German
Dedication 22nd Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, horn, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Aria (Bass): Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim. The continuous stream of text brings this closer in style to arioso than aria.
  2. Recitativo (Alto): Ja, freilich sollte Gott. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Alto): Ein unbarmherziges Gerichte. A continuo aria amidst secco recitatives. The aria is in da capo form.
  4. Recitativo (Soprano): Wohlan! mein Herze legt Zorn, Zank und Swietracht hin. Secco recitative.
  5. Aria (Soprano): Gerechter Gott, ach, rechnest du? Aria with obbligato oboe; "the song-like simplicity of this relaxed, almost dance-like movement forms an effective contrast with the elaborate expressiveness of the first aria"1.
  6. Choral: Mir mangelt zwar sehr viel. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach