Ah! how fleeting, ah! how futile

Ah! how fleeting, ah! how futile is a work of the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Free download sheet music and score "Ah! how fleeting, ah! how futile" as pdf file use the link on this page.

Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: flute traverso, 3 oboes, horn, strings, continuo
Language German
Key A minor
Movements 6 movements
  1. Chorale fantasia: Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig (A minor)
  2. Aria (tenor): So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt (C major)
  3. Recitativo (alto): Die Freude wird zur Traurigkeit (C major-E minor)
  4. Aria (bass): An irdische Schätze das Herze zu hängen (E minor)
  5. Recitativo (soprano): Die höchste Herrlichkeit und Pracht (G major-A minor)
  6. Chorale: Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig (A minor)
Average Duration 19-20 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Composer Time Period Baroque
Opus (Catalogue Number) BWV 26, BC A 162
Year of Creation 1724
Year of First Publication

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