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Cantata BWV 109
Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben!
Discussions - Part 3

Continue from Part 2

Discussions in the Week of July 1, 2012

William Hoffman wrote (June 26, 2012):
Cantata 109, Trinity 21 Chorales, Fugitive Notes

See: Motets & Chorales for 21st Sunday after Trinity

Charles Francis wrote (July 1, 2012):
Cantata 109 - Wie zweifelhaftig ist mein Hoffen

The singer Hans Vriezen has uploaded a performance of the tenor aria "Wie zweifelhaftig ist mein Hoffen": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL66InzERZ0

With regard to the text, it is interesting to see doctrinal doubt, which I had imagined as taboo in Bach's world, being explicitly addressed. 'Salvation through faith' doubtless brought hope to those in unfortunate circumstances while preserving social cohesion, however from the perspective of a modern reader its epistemological weakness is glaring.

Ed Myskowski wrote (July 1, 2012):
Introduction to BWV 109 -- Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben!

Weekly reminder:

This week we resume Trinity season cantatas with BWV 109, the first of four works for the 21st Sunday after Trinity. Details of text, commentary, recordings, and previous discussion for this week are accessible via: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV109.htm

The commentary by Julian Mincham, music examples included, is especially recommended as an introduction to listening.

The BWV 109 page has convenient access to notes from the Gardiner, Koopman (notes by Christoph Wolff), Suzuki, and Leusink (and more!) CD issues, via link beneath the cover photo.


The chorale text and melody are accessible via links at the BWV 109 page. Francis Browne has recently added new commentary on the cantata texts to his interlinear translations, linked via [English 3]. We can expect these to continue, not necessarily weekly. Douglas Cowling and William Hoffman are also posting relevant to chorales and other music for the Lutheran Church Year, accessible via LCY pages.

I do not always take the time to check all links before posting. Special thanks to the folks who provide timely corrections.

 

Cantata BWV 109: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

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