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Wake ye maids! hark, strikes the hour, BWV 140

Cantata For The 27th Sunday After Trinity

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Soprano voice solo, tenor voice solo, bass voice solo, SATB choir, piano (Soprano Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir, Hn, 2 Ob, Ob-ba, 2 V, Va, Continuo(Vc, double bass, bassoon, Org)) - Difficulty: medium-difficult
Cantata For The 27th Sunday After Trinity. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Alfred Durr. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Study score = BA.TP1140. Baroque and Sacred. Vocal score. With choral notation, piano reduction and introductory text. BWV 140. 62 pages. Duration 30m. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10140-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10140-90).

Item Number: BA.BA10140-90

ISBN 9790006491247. 7.5x10.5 inches. Key: Eb major. Language: German, English.

The Cantata BWV 140 was written in 1731 and first performed in Leipzig on November 25 of that year - the performance was directed by Bach himself. In addition to three vocal soloists and chorus, the work is scored for two Oboes, English Horn, Bassoon, Horn, Violino Piccolo, Strings and Continuo.

The Cantata Wachet auf"Sleepers Awake", is based on a hymn by Philipp Nicolai, also written in 1731 for the 27th Sunday after Trinity.

  • 1. Chorale 
  • 2. Recitativo 
  • 3. Aria (Duetto) 
  • 4. Chorale 
  • 5. Recitativo 
  • 6. Aria (Duetto) 
  • 7. Chorale 

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