Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen (He calleth His own sheep each by name) BWV 175
Cantata for Whit Tuesday
The text of the present cantata was written by Mariane von Ziegler and was set by Bach for the third day of Whitsun in the year 1725.
Bach made considerable alterations to the text when setting it. The pastorale atmosphere is created by three recorders, through the inkoduction of which the opening words from the scriptures become a charming accompagnato; it is followed by an alto aria in the same orchestration - a combination that Bach uses nowhere else.
- Urtext of the New Bach Edition
- Performance material (BA10175), vocal score (BA10175-90) & study score format 22.5 x 16.5cm (TP1175) available for sale