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Sebastian Knüpfer
Motet Erforsche mich, Gott

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German Title

Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz

English Title

Search me, O God, and know my heart

Event

Motet for the funeral of Johanna Lorenz von Adlershelm, the wife of the Leipzig concillor and mayor, who died on April 28, 1673

Composed

Composed by Sebastian Knüpfer in Leipzig, 1673
Performed by J.S. Bach in Leipzig c1746-1747
For his revival of the work, J.S. Bach adapted it to his own performance conventions. He reinforced the voices of the 1st choir with 4 stringed instruments, and those of the 2nd choir with 4 wind instruments, also adding a continuo part consisting of an organ, a harpsichord and a violone.

Text

Psalms 139: 23

German Text | Translations: English-3

Scoring

Chor 1: SATB; Chor 2: SATB
Original Orchestra: continuo
Orchestra in J.S. Bach's arrangement: 4 string instruments, 4 wind instruments, continuo (organ, harpsichord & violone)

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1

A Concert Commemorating the Death of J.S. Bach (July 28, 1750) (Program, 2000-2001, No. 102) [IU-31]

 

S. Knüpfer: Motet Erforsche mich, Gott [5:06]

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Summer Motet Chorus

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Indiana University School of Music

Jul 28, 2000

MC / TT: 52:18

Recorded live at Auer Concert Hall, Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

2

J.S. Bach: Die Motetten (The Motets and Related Works) [C-1]

 

S. Knüpfer: Motet Erforsche mich, Gott, arranged by J.S. Bach [5:25]

Jörg Straube

Norddeutscher Figuralchor / Baroque Brass of London, Bach Orchestra-Hannover

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Thorofon 2481/2

2003

2-CD / TT: 131:56

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2008 - May 2012)

Sebastian Knüpfer: Short Biography | Motet Erforsche mich, Gott

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