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Erwachet, ihr Christen
Cantata for Oculi Sunday
By Gottfried August Homilius

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STB vocal soli, SATB/SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for Oculi Sunday. Composed by Gottfried August Homilius. This edition: paperback. Erwachet, Ihr Christen (Kantate). Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Lent and Passiontide. Full score. HoWV II.57. Duration 14 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 37.219/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3721900).

Item Number: CA.3721900

ISBN 9790007142629. Text language: German.

Homilius is known for having always searched for new forms in order to avoid any schematic pattern. Thus, one looks in vain in the present cantata for arias. The opening choir is introduced by two choral groups: One calls to take up the fight against the devil, while the other fearfully hesitates and finally, in the chorale "Jesus Christus, wohn uns bei" agrees to join in. Following each of the three stanzas of the embellished chorale, in a recitative the hesitant one is given courage before he also takes up arms, in a confident final chorus.

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