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From Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
Voice / Vocal Fach Mezzo/ Alto/ Countertenor
Original key D minor
Language German
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 – 1750
Poet Various 0
Range Von den Stricken meiner Sünden

Von den Stricken meiner Sünden was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1724 (D minor). This aria is the eleventh number of the first part of the St John Passion.

In 1724, when J.S. Bach was appointed to Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, he was told by the city council of the time, he would not be permitted to compose any theatrical music. 10 months after his appointment as cantor, St. John Passion was performed for the first time at the St Nicolas Church of Leipzig. He respected the demands of the city council and no staging was created; however, Bach still wrote an immensely theatrical and dramatic Passion where drama and music are closely intertwined.
The texts of the recitatives are from the Gospel of John (except for two small passages from St Matthew) and the text of the arias are by Heinrich Brockes Barthold, Christian Heinrich Postel and Bach himself.
In Saint John Passion, the focus of the drama is set on the brutality of the crucifixion of Jesus, from his arrest, to his trial and crucifixion. Recitatives setting the words of Christ, Pilate, Peter and John, are followed by arias, moments of suspension where room is made for profound reflection. The chorus portrays the crowd. This Passion was intended for four soloists, a chorus and a large orchestra including original instruments such as oboes d’amore, oboes da caccia, violas d’amore, an even a lutenist.

Von den Stricken meiner Sünden (N.11), an aria sung by the alto, appears in the first section of the oratorio. Jesus, betrayed by Judas, has just been arrested in the gardens of Gethsemane. He is brought, first, to the house of Anna, father-in-law of Caiphas, chief priest of Jerusalem. The aria is in resonance with the sacrifice of Christ, that will, eventually liberate all men from their sins. The aria is orchestrated for two oboes, bassoon and basso continuo that seems to repeat the motif on and on. The vocal line is specifically related to the text. Bach chooses to set, for example, a descending motif on the word Sünden (sins) and an ascending, luminous one on the word entbinden (liberate).

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