Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? [How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?] (Hosea 11:8) – J.S. Bach

Hosea the prophet, Russian icon from first qua...

Hosea the prophet, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hosea 11:8 [German]

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? Cantata BWV 89 (first performed on 24 October 1723), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


(0:00-4:29 — 1st movement, for this Biblical quotation)
Performed by
Knabenchor Hannover – Heinz Hennig
Collegium Vocale Gent – Philippe Herreweghe
Leonhardt-Consort – Gustav Leonhardt

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Cantata No.89 Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? BWV89 : I Aria – “Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?” [Bass]

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O how can I surrender Ephraim (Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Reinhold Kubik. Arranged by Paul Horn. For SAB vocal soli, SATB choir, horn, 2 oboes, [horn], 2 violins, viola, basso continuo. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim. Cantatas. Level 3. Vocal score. Language: German/English. Composed 1723. BWV 89. 24 pages. Duration 14 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag

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