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My heart is bathed in blood (Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut)

Leipzig version. Cantata for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Soprano solo, oboe, 2 violin, viola, cello piccolo, basso continuo
Leipzig version. Cantata for the 11th Sunday after Trinity. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Klaus Hofmann. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, End of the church year. Vocal score. Composed 1714. BWV 199. 20 pages. Duration 26 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.199/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3119903).

Item Number: CA.3119903

ISBN 9790007144944. Text language: German/English. Text: Lehms, Georg Christian. Text: Georg Christian Lehms.

Bach's cantata for solo soprano "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" was written during the summer of 1714 for the Weimar Court service on the 11th Sunday after Trinity. The cantata text by the Darmstadt Court poet Georg Christian Lehms (1684-1717), based on the well-known parable of the Pharisee and the publican, takes on extraordinary potency and intensity of expression in Bach's setting. Bach performed this cantata several times, in Weimar, and also during his years at Cothen aud Leipzig, meanwhile making various alterations. Our publication is based principally on the Leipzig version of 1723, whose instrumentation includes, in addition to the solo oboe and the customary strings and continuo, a violoncello piccolo. The appendix to our edition presents variants for certain movements from Bach's earlier performances, including a Cothen version with obbligato viola da gamba which is particularly interesting for present-day practice. Score available separately - see item CA.3119900.

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