Ach Gott und Herr (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-11)  CPDL #60849:        Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Four staffs (1627)
  • (Posted 2020-10-11)  CPDL #60848:          Score information: Letter, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-10-11).   Edition notes: Clefs modernized. Inferred key signature (E) added. Unequal measures as in original.

General Information

Title: Ach Gott und Herr
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Hermann Schein
Lyricist: Martin Rutilius

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 87. 87

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1625 in Leipzig Choral-Buch
    2nd published: 1627 in Cantional, no. 240, p. 427
Description: Words by Martin Rutilius, 1604 (or possibly his student, Johann Major in 1613), with ten stanzas. This chorale was re-arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 255) in the 18th century.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ach Gott und Herr.