Cantata No: 21 (Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis)(My spirit was in heaviness), (1713)

bachcant21z.zipApril 201969.02 kB00:40:51
  • 01: Symphony00:02:43
  • 02: My spirit was in heaven00:03:47
  • 03: Sighing, weeping00:04:02
  • 04: Why has Thou then, O God00:01:27
  • 05: Fast my bitter tears are flowing00:06:04
  • 06: Wherefore grievest thou?00:03:35
  • 07: Lord Jesus, my repose00:01:23
  • 08: Come, my saviour00:04:46
  • 09: Now again be thou joyful00:06:36
  • 10: Rejoice, O my spirit00:03:10
  • 11: The lamb that was slain for us00:03:18
Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Genre:Classical Choral Cantata
Instruments:arranged for SATB chorus (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon), and for chamber orchestra
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
These Files contain:-
01-Symph.nwc 1: Symphony
02-Sprit.nwc 2: My spirit was in heaviness
03-Sigh.nwc 3: Sighing, weeping
04-Why.nwc 4: Why has Thou then, O God,
05-Fast.nwc 5: Fast my bitter tears are flowing
06-griev.nwc 6: Wherefore grievest thou?
07-Lord.nwc 7: Lord Jesus, my repose
08-Come.nwc 8: Come, my saviour
09-joyfl.nwc 9: Now again be thou joyful
10-rejoy.nwc 10: Rejoice, O my spirit
11-lamb.nwc 11: The Lamb that was slain for us
There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so don't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold). Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above).
The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is an excellent performance of this Work by the Eastman School of Music Bach Cantata Chamber Choir and Orchestra, under David Chin, on YouTube starting at