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Wake, o wake and hear the voices

Cantata for the 27th Sunday after Trinity

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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STB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, taille (english horn), [horn], violino piccolo, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for the 27th Sunday after Trinity. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Paul Horn. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: urtext. 1x 31.140/21 oboe 1, 1x 31.140/22 oboe 2, 1x 31.140/23 English horn, 1x 31.140/31 horn. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Wachet auf, ruft uns 4. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Advent, End of the church year, Mourning, death. Set of Orchestra Parts. Composed 1731. BWV 140. 18 pages. Duration 31 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.140/09. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3114009).

Item Number: CA.3114009

ISBN 9790007049133. Key: E flat major. Language: German/English. Text: Nicolai, Philipp. Text: Philipp Nicolai.

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. Score and parts available separately - see item CA.3114000.

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