Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-02-13).  Score information: A4, 18 pages, 1.46 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.

General Information

Title: Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 oboes, violoncello piccolo, strings

First published: 1872 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 20
Opus: BWV 85, 6 movements
Description: First performed 15 April 1725, the 2nd Sunday after Easter or Misericordia.

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Original text and translations

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Movement 3 and 6 use Cornelius Becker's versification of Psalm 23. Original text and translations may be found at Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt.