Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-31)   CPDL #42897:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-01-31).  Score information: A4, 42 pages, 2.44 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: scan of Bernhard Todt's piano-vocal score

Separate movements

14. (Figured chorale)

  • CPDL #07524:  Network.png
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2004-07-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 657 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: full, choir, instrumental and continuo scores.

General Information

Title: Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, continuo

First published: 1870 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe 18

Description: First performed 30 May 1723, the 1st Sunday after Trinity

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'Chorale:

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan!
Dabei will ich verbleiben;
Es mag mich auf die rauhe Bahn
Not, Tod und Elend treiben,
So wird Gott mich ganz väterlich
In seinen Armen halten,
Drum laß' ich ihn nur walten.