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Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226
composer
24 October 1729; funeral of J H Ernesti, Rector of St Thomas's School
author of text
Romans 8: 26-27
author of text
1524, Chorale: Komm, Heilige Geist, Herre Gott; verse 3

Recordings
'Bach: The Six Motets' (CDH55417)
Bach: The Six Motets
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99 CDH55417  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) October 2014 Release  
Details
Part 1: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
Track 6 on CDH55417 [4'05] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) October 2014 Release
Part 2: Der aber die Herzen forschet, der weiß
Track 7 on CDH55417 [2'09] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) October 2014 Release
Part 3: Du heilige Brunst, süßer Trost
Track 8 on CDH55417 [1'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) October 2014 Release

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226
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The eight-part Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf is the only motet of the six that can be assigned with certainty to a particular occasion: it was written for the funeral of J H Ernesti, Rector of St Thomas’s School, on 24 October 1729. Its structure is not unlike that of ‘Komm, Jesu, komm!’ in that it divides into two movements: the first, subdivided into three contrasted sections marked by changes of time, is a setting of Romans 8, verses 26 and 7, while the second is a simple setting of verse 3 of Luther’s chorale ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’. The musical style, however, is much more modern. The first section of the first movement, for instance, is in the polychoral motet style, but uses a lively 3/8 metre and has a main theme that returns in fragments in the manner of a concerto ritornello theme. A set of original doubling instrumental parts, for strings and woodwind, survives for this work.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1990

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Details for CDA66369 track 6
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-36906
Duration
4'05
Recording date
26 April 1989
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: The Six Motets (CDA66369)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: July 1990
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Superseded by CDH55417
  2. Bach: The Six Motets (CDH55417)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: October 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) October 2014 Release
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