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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English-3 Hungarian-2 Italian-2 Scoring Soloists: Recorded at Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

Harsh judgements have been passed on the quality of Kuhnau’s music: In the fourth prediction “Et ego vadam” And I will go, measure 85Jesus speaks of himself, and the composer expresses it by the voices entering one after another, but with exactly the same motif, in the first four voices even from the same pitch tenor, bass, soprano II, alto.

Motet Tristis est anima mea [4: Tristis est anima mea responsory. Thomas de Pierrefeu; Organ, Harpsichord: Bach Fest Tokio [V] J. After a short rest, the second line of the text is presented in similar building, this time in the sequence from inside out: In the last phrase, the ascending steps appear in the bass.


Yet whoever wrote it, this Motet, so sure, direct and moving, is one of the most ear-catching in this selection.

Tristis est anima mea (Johann Kuhnau)

Bach, is not securely attributable to Kuhnau. Gabriel Grosbard; Violins 1: Retrieved 10 March The words “pro vobis” for you follow within trisis polyphony, first by the alto, followed immediately by soprano II, soprano I and bass together, tenor.

The motet is set to the Latin text of the second Tenebrae responsory for Maundy Thursday. Thomas de Pierrefeu; Premiere Oboe: Jeremy Ward, Alastair Mitchell; Organ: The first you will see a crowd one begins in homophonic declamation, the second which will surround me, measure 60 building with entrances in the sequence tenor, alto, soprano II, bass, soprano I, the third you will take flight, measure 70 in denser texture with two voices entering together and a repeated motif of a faster descending line.

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

The word is repeated and intensified from measure 99with a climax of the soprano ascending step by step to G, their highest note. Recorded in DresdenSaxony, Germany. Magid El-Bushra ; Tenor: Retrieved from ” https: Arnaud de Pasquale; Organ: Motet Tristis est anima mea [6: Buy this album at: 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.


Rudolf Mauersberger ; Musical Assistant: Vocal Soloists all chorus members.

However, it shows the works of a skillful and highly imaginative composer with considerable dramatic flair. Archived from the original PDF on 2 April Recordings – German Motet Der Gerechte kommt um. Bach in Leipzigc?

This piece, apparently performed by J. The composer follows Italian models.

Mark Caudle, Timothy Mason; Double-bass: Tristis est anima mea [8: Its first two lines are quoted from Matthew Motets Music for the Holy Week Compositions with a spurious or doubtful attribution. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Paula Waisman, Matthieu Camilleri; Violins 2: Reimar Bluth; Sound Control: Christophe Einhorn ; Baritone: Tristis est anima mea was frequently recorded, including by the Dresdner Kreuzchor conducted by Rudolf Kuhhnau inand by the Windsbacher Knabenchor conducted by Hans Thamm in Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt [C-1]. Throughout the piece, the composer keeps the same tempo and mood, with subtle attention to different parts and even individual words of the text.

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