Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt, BWV 160

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Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt (I know that my Redeemer lives), BWV 160, is a church cantata formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. It was composed around 1725 by Georg Philipp Telemann for Easter Sunday.[1]

A manuscript copy from the 1800s identified Bach as the composer of the work, and on this basis it was given a BWV number in an 1886 catalogue. However, by the 1950s two manuscripts from the 1700s had been found that attributed the work to Telemann; the piece was given the new number TWV 1:877.[2]

The piece is a solo cantata with lyrics by Erdmann Neumeister. It is scored for solo tenor voice, violin, bassoon, and basso continuo.[1]


  • Heidelberger Kammerorchester, Heinz Markus Göttsche. J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 55, BWV 160 & BWV 189. Oryx, 1968.
  • Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Peter Schreier. J.S. Bach: Solo-Kantaten und Arien. Philips, 1994.
  • RIAS-Kammerorchester, Karl Ristenpart. The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project. Audite, 1950.


  1. ^ a b "Cantata BWV 160 Ich weiß, daß mein Erloser lebt". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cantata No 160". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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