Johann Christian Bach: Domine ad adjuvandum me

Johann Christian Bach

Domine ad adjuvandum me


Warb E 14


At the age of just 20, Johann Christian Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Kantor of St. Thomas’s, left behind the Lutheran musical tradition of his family: he went to Italy, converted to Catholicism there and successfully composed operas for Turin, Milan and Naples. Frequently overlooked are the Catholic Bach’s exquisite church music works, almost all written in the years 1757–1760, and which had a significant influence on his time in Italy. These include large-scale Vesper settings with impressive, symphonic-style instrumental introductions, sometimes anticipating Mozartian idioms. Bach’s Domine ad adjuvandum me, an immediately captivating work, was written for the opening of Vespers; it seems to be carried along by a sense of euphoric purpose and a dynamic lightheartedness which positively radiates southern European temperament. The work is published in the authoritative Stuttgart Urtext edition, based on the rediscovered Hamburg autograph manuscript.


full score

24 pages, DIN A4, paperback
EUR19,95 / copies

vocal score

16 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR9,70 / copies

choral score

4 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR2,80 / copies
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 2,80 EUR
from 40 copies 2,52 EUR
from 60 copies 2,24 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR49,00 / copies
  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x horn 1, 1 x horn 2, 1 x oboe 1, 1 x oboe 2 (38.104/09)
    each: 10,80 €
    4 x individual part, violin (38.104/11)
    each: 2,80 €
    4 x individual part, violin 2 (38.104/12)
    each: 2,80 €
    3 x individual part, viola (38.104/13)
    each: 2,80 €
    4 x individual part, basso continuo (38.104/14)
    each: 2,80 €
    1 x individual part, organ (38.104/49)
    each: 4,50 €

individual part, organ

4 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR4,50 / copies

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Aus dem fünfminütigen Werk spricht ein ehrgeiziger junger Mann, der sein Handwerkszeug fesselnd einzusetzen weiß. Der Satz ist wie immer bei Carus vorbildlich.
Rainer Goede, FORUM KIRCHENMUSIK, September/Oktober 2015