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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

For the righteous light is sown BWV 195

Wedding cantata
Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben Urtext

for4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo
Musical EditionsPiano reduction (Urtext edition)
Item no.666740
Author / ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
EditorUwe Wolf
Piano scoreAngelika Tasler
Languagesgerman, english
Scope44 pages; 19 × 27 cm
Duration16 minutes
Release year2017
Publisher / ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV31.195/03
ISMN9790007182908

Description

The Hochzeitskantate (Wedding Cantata) BWV 195 was performed by Bach from around 1730 at various wedding celebrations in different forms, and was evidently also lent out for performances further afield. The only surviving version of the work dates from the last years of Bach’s life. The opulently-scored first part begins and ends with grand choral movements, and Bach scored both parts for soloists and for chorus. At the centre of the cantata is an exceptionally sensitive bass aria, probably one of Bach’s most modern vocal compositions of all. A chorale movement (“Nun danket all and bringet Ehr”/ “Now thank we all and offer praise”) with obbligato horns concludes the cantata as the second part “after the consummation”.

Instrumentation: Soli SATB, Coro SATB, 2 Fl, 2 Ob/Obda, 2 Cor, 3 Tr, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Scripture: Ps 97,11-12

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