MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autograph, fragment of the cantata Ich habe meine Zuversicht BWV 188, ; 2 pages of a leaf of about 15.8 x 19.5 cm (defects due to acidification of the ink, with small cracks and losses, in the upper part of the fragment reinforced by a strip of old sticky paper on about 4 x 18 cm of the recto, quite discoloured, the lower part in good condition), sealed in an archival showcase folder (198 x 232 mm), blue
morocco folderand slipcase.
Extremely rare and precious autograph musical fragment of aBach cantata.
Ich habe meine Zuversicht ("I have put my trust in my faithful God...") BWV 188 is a cantata for the 21st Sunday after the Trinity, probably composed for 17 October 1728 (or perhaps 6 November 1729). The text, as often at that time, was taken from Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrichi, Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte, Leipzig, 1728). "About the healing by Christ of the son of a civil servant in Capernaum, the libretto is a simple song glorifying trust in God, in the image of the man to whom Christ had said, "Your son lives," and who believed this word. It emphasizes once again the faith that saves the Christian in the midst of the vicissitudes of life. It is in God that he puts his trust and hope, since he is all love. His designs are unfathomable, and even in torments he continues to lead his creatures for their good" (Gilles Cantagrel, Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach). The ensemble consists of 4 voices, 2 oboes, viola, organ and