Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt

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Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt (I know that my Redeemer lives), TWV 1:877, BWV 160, is a church cantata composed around 1725 by Georg Philipp Telemann for Easter Sunday, formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach.[1]

A manuscript copy from the 19th century 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 18th century 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]



  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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