Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig, BWV 26 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt' (No.2)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 5 (pp.189-216)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1855. Plate B.W. V.
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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 27. Kantaten zum 24. bis 27. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (pp.29-58)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1968. Plate BA 5032.
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Editor Günter Raphael (1903-1960)
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Translator John Michael Diack (1869-1946), English text
Gustave Bret (1875-1958) and Charles Schweitzer (1844-19??), French text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1930). Plate 30107.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arranger Robert Franz (1815-1892)
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d.(ca.1877). Plate F.E.C.L. 3036.
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Aria: 'So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt' (No.2)

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Aria: 'An irdische Schätze das Herze zu hängen' (No.4)

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Editor Antonio Armendáriz (2nd edition)
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General Information

Work Title Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig
Alternative. Title Ah! how fleeting, ah! how futile
Name Translations Ach wie flüchtig
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 181430049; BNF: 13909563k
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 26 ; BC A 162
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 7
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Chorale fantasia: Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig (A minor)
  2. Aria (tenor): So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt (C major)
  3. Recitativo (alto): Die Freude wird zur Traurigkeit (C major-E minor)
  4. Aria (bass): An irdische Schätze das Herze zu hängen (E minor)
  5. Recitativo (soprano): Die höchste Herrlichkeit und Pracht (G major-A minor)
  6. Chorale: Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig (A minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1724-11-19 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1855 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Michael Franck (1609-1677) (Nos.1, 6)
Anonymous (Nos.2-5)
Language German
Dedication 24th Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute traverso, 3 oboes, horn, strings, continuo
Related Works Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig by Michael Franck
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach