J. S.Bach: Cantata No. 1 - BWV 1 (Organ)

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Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Part

Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern (How Bright And Fair The Morning Star) BWV 1. Cantata for the Feast of Annunciation Day.

The cantata “ Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern” BWV 1 was written for 25 March 1725, when the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary coincided with Palm Sunday. It forms the conclusion of Bach’s cantata cycle of 1724/25.

The anonymous librettist retained the outer verses 1 and 7 of Philipp Nicolai’s text (1599) which is assigned to the feast of Epiphany according to old tradition but was also sung at the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary. Verses 2 to 6 form the basis for the Tenor and Bass recitatives and the Soprano and Tenor arias.

Bach’s composition has a particularly festive brilliance with his use of 2 Horns, 2 Oboes Da Caccia and the two concertante solo Violins. The Violins’ lively figurations clearly reflect an image of the shining morning star.

- Urtext of the New Bach Edition.

- Original German text with English singing translation.

- Idiomatic and easy-to-play Piano reduction.

- Performance material (BA10001), vocal score (BA10001-90) & study score (TP1001) available for sale.

ISBN: 9790006536221
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 21 November 2007
No of pages: 16
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: M006536221

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