Es wartet alles auf dich

(Here look now all men to thee) for soprano, alto and bass, vocal ensemble, oboe I+II, strings and basso continuo Inspired by the cantatas of Bach’s cousin Johann Ludwig, BWV 187 is a two-part composition based on a Bible verse from the Old and New Testaments, respectively. Its form is typical for Bach’s third cantata … Read More

Bach im Fluss

a thematic collage of selected movements from cantatas and instrumental works compiled by Arthur Godel and Rudolf Lutz

Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

(O welcome light of joy) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, transverse flute I+II, strings and continuo

Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

(That evening, though, of the very same Sabbath) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, oboe I+II, bassoon, stings and continuo. That Easter would in time be celebrated as a triumph of life over death could hardly have been foreseen by Christ’s disciples. For them, Good Friday and Easter Sunday brought not joy, but immeasurable pain: … Read More

Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

(Give honour to the Lord, my God) for soprano, alto and bass, vocal ensemble, trumpets I-III, timpani, flute, oboe I+II, bassoon, strings and continuo. In his cantata “Gelobt sei der Herr, mein Gott” (Give honour to the Lord, my God) BWV 129 Bach presents a celebratory work of great magnificence and yet extraordinary efficiency. Written … Read More