BWV 3, 'Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

Emmanuel Music

Our cantata this week is BWV 3, Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid. This chorale was a favorite of Bach but not particularly popular in the canon of Lutheran chorales. We see very few settings of it by other composers. Bach's versions of the melody cover an enormous range, from the brilliant and vivacious allegro that ends Cantata BWV 58, through the crabbèd and knotty continuo-with-soprano setting in Cantata BWV 44. Our setting that begins BWV 3 is the most exotic sounding of all and one of the most ravishing bits of chromaticism in all of Bach.
, 10:00 am

Emmanuel Church (with livestream)
15 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02148
United States
Recital & Concert