This piece is simply unbelieveable. IMO, maybe Liszt’s greatest solo piano work ( along with the Sonata) and perhaps the most overwhelming. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (Weeping, lamenting, worrying, fearing), BWV 12, is a church to form the Crucifixus movement of the Credo in his Mass in B minor. Franz Liszt based extended keyboard compositions on the same material. For some reason the New Liszt Edition is issuing the two ‘Weinen, Klagen’ pieces amongst the volumes of transcriptions and fantasies on other composers’.

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Retrieved 26 September The first choral movement, ” Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen ” Weeping, lamentation, worry, despair[1] is in da capo form.

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Bach cantata List of Bach cantatas Discography: A ritornello frames part A, but also accompanies the vocal entry. It is thus heard six times in different context, related to the repetitions of the passacaglia of movement 2. Sigiswald Kuijken La Petite Bande.

Weinen, Sagen, Sorgen, Zagen Ich folge Christo nach. Retrieved 16 April Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide social media-related features and analyze our traffic. Create a quick account: Other recordings available for download.


The form of the aria follows the bar form of the chorale instead of the usual da capo form.

During the last aria, ” Sei getreu, alle Pein ” Be faithful, all pain[1] the trumpet plays the chorale tune ” Jesu, meine Freude ” as a cantus firmus ; [11] Bach may have thought of the stanza “Weicht, ihr Trauergeister” Go away, mournful spirits.

In the second aria, ” Ich folge Christo nach ” I follow after Christ[1] the decision to zzgen Jesus is made.

The setting is intensified, until in the seventh repeat all weineh continue weineh text simultaneously: The voice enters with the same motif. Be the first to write down a comment. Philippe Herreweghe Collegium Vocale Gent.

The text is also repeated in the middle section, as Bach was still experimenting with the da capo form. The Prelude of is a dignified and restrained piece with just one dramatic outburst, all within the framework of a passacaglia which unfolds 25 variations on the motif.

Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, S.179 (Liszt, Franz)

Added by giordaniello the Add Videos on this page Add a video related to this sheet music. Both works bear a dedication to Anton Rubinstein, and both are based on the same liazt theme. The closing chorale, ” Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan ” What God does, is well done[1] [12] is set for four parts, illuminated by an instrumental obbligato part.


The cantata is opened by a Sinfoniamarked adagio assaiwhich resembles the slow movement of an oboe concerto, with an expressive and plaintive solo. Throughout the middle section, the instruments play colla parte with the voices.

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Masaaki Suzuki Bach Collegium Japan. The complete music for solo piano, Vol. The lamentoa chromatic fourth ostinato, is repeated twelve times. The music illustrates the union of the four contrasting elements all beginning with K: BWVfor Pentecost.

The cantata is scored for three vocal soloists, a four-part choir, trumpetoboebassoontwo violinstwo violasand basso continuo. The Schlosskirche in Weimar. Movement 4 sees the suffering of Jesus as wrinen consolation for the afflicted Christian, movement 5 voices a decision to follow Jesus even in suffering, movement 6 offers the consolation that it will be only a short time until all sadness is overcome, alluding to as in movement 4 Revelation 2: