Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Wake, o wake and hear the voices BWV 140

Cantata for the 27th Sunday after Trinity
Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben

Johann Sebastian Bach - Wake, o wake and hear the voices BWV 140Johann Sebastian Bach - Wake, o wake and hear the voices BWV 140Johann Sebastian Bach - Wake, o wake and hear the voices BWV 140Johann Sebastian Bach - Wake, o wake and hear the voices BWV 140
for3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo
Musical EditionsHarmony parts (complete winds)
Item no.233841
Author / ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
TextPhilipp Nicolai
EditorPaul Horn
Scope18 pages; 23 × 32 cm
Duration31 minutes
Year of origin1731
Release year1981
Publisher / ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV 31.140/09
ISMN9790007049133

Description

The three-verse hymn "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" was written by Philipp Nicolai and is first found in his "Der Freudenspiegel des ewigen Lebens". The poet of the other sections of the text is unknown. The verses of Nicolai’s hymn determine the structure of the work: verse 1 opens the sequence of movements with a grand, spacious setting of the chorale for choir, verse 2 is at the centre with the chorale set in three parts, and verse 3 concludes the work with homophonic writing throughout. The verses are separated by recitative and duet twice.

Instrumentation: Soli STB, Coro SATB, 2 Ob, Tl (Eh), Cor, Vlpic, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

Contains the following parts:

1 x Englischhorn, 1 x Horn, 1 x Oboe 1, 1 x Oboe 2

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