Resources for Choral Singers and Soloists
Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf (The Spirit gives aid to our
weakness), BWV 226, was composed in Leipzig in 1729 for the funeral of Johann
The motet is scored for two SATB choirs. They double each other in movements
2 and 3. The orchestral parts are extant, indicating that choir I was doubled by
strings, choir II by reeds (two oboes, taille and bassoon). For the basso
continuo, separate violone and organ parts are provided.
Please review our sample recordings below and make your selection according
to your requirement.
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Choir parts are normally sung unaccompanied
NB. The voices sample for download review contains samples from various
voices in a single track, the downloads are separate tracks.