Today is the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, but Bach didn't write any cantatas for that occasion. However, the Feast of the Purification of Mary is on February 2 (just 3 days ago this year) and Bach wrote several beautiful cantatas for that celebration. I chose three of the loveliest, a chorale cantata and two beautiful solo cantatas for bass voice - BWV 125, Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin; BWV 82, Ich habe genug; and BWV 158, Der Friede sei mit dir. Enjoy!
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