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Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 1 - BWV 1: Vocal

Vocal Score | Vocal
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher Bärenreiter-Verlag
Instrumentation Piano Reduction

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.

Series Bärenreiter Urtext
Subtitle Cantata for the Feast of Annunciation Day
Difficulty Intermediate
Product Format Vocal Score
Genre Cantata
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Pages 37
ISMN 9790006536146
Edition Number BA10001-90
Catalog No. BA10001A
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