Words. Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem: sustinete hic, et vigilate mecum: nunc videbitis turbam, quae circumdabit me. Vos fugam capietis, et ego vadam. Memorial Motet. Composed. Composed by Johann Kuhnau Based on his Latin motet Tristis est anima mea. Included, alongside movements by. Scoring. Coro SSATB, Bc. Language. Latin. Duration. 3 min. Degree of difficulty. 1 2 3 4 5. Key. f-Moll. Scripture. Mt 26, A look inside. View. sheet music.

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After a leap down of a minor sixtheven steps lead upwards. After a short rest, the second line of the text is presented in similar building, this time in the sequence from inside out: Tristis est anima mea responsory.

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Bach Fest Tokio [V]. Recordings – German Motet Der Gerechte kommt um.

Bachchor und Bachorchester Mainz. Tristis est anima mea attributed to Johann Kuhnau.

Tristis est anima mea (Johann Kuhnau)

Motet Tristis est anima mea []. Bach, is not securely attributable to Kuhnau.

The word is repeated and intensified from measure 99with a climax of the soprano ascending step by step annima G, their highest note. Latin Text German 5 Translations: Missa sine nomine, Kuhnau, Pezel, Reiche [C-1]. Text Tristis est anima mea: Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro ; Baritone: Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Tristis est anima mea: Only then comes the complete first line, expressed in polyphony until measure 20, ending with “ad mortem” unto deathwhich the bass sings in a chromatic downward line of long notes.


If both attributions are correct the original to Kuhnau, the arrangement to Bach this seems the only instance of Bach adopting music of his predecessor. More recently the attribution to Kuhnau has been doubted. John Butt describes his approach as “conservative in texture but extremely expressive”.

J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea / Motet Der Gerechte kommt um – Recordings

Retrieved 10 March Arnaud de Pasquale; Organ: Thomas de Pierrefeu; Organ, Harpsichord: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Motet Der Gerechte kommt um Complete Work [6: Tristis est anima mea Sacred motet by Johann Kuhnau attrib.

Sacred Music by Johann Kuhnau [P-1]. However, it shows the works of a skillful and highly imaginative composer with considerable dramatic flair. Recorded at Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [5: Johann Kuhnau zugeschriebenen Motette Tristis est anima mea ” “[of the] motet Tristis est anima mea maybe erroneously? Paula Khhnau, Matthieu Camilleri; Violins 2: Kuhnau’s ideas were however more easily adopted by his successor: The harmonies are intensified, resolved in measure Mark Caudle, Timothy Mason; Double-bass: The text trjstis the second responsory at Tenebrae for Maundy Thursdayone of the Latin triistis kept in the liturgy after the town converted to Lutheranism.


The first eight measures are devoted exclusively to the word “tristis” sad, sorrowful[9] with the voices entering one after the other, each beginning with a long note, from the lowest to the highest which sings only a short sighing motif. Bach and the German Motet. Recorded at Lukaskirche, DresdenSaxony, Germany.

Tristis est anima mea (Kuhnau, Johann)

The theme of that text is Jesus in the garden Gethsemaneaddressing his disciples. Recordings – Latin Motet Tristis est anima mea.

Its first two lines are quoted from Matthew In the last phrase, the ascending steps appear in the bass.