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Today is Quinquagesima Sunday, the Sunday before the start of Lent. Bach wrote 4 cantatas for this Sunday in the liturgical calendar: BWV 22, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, 1723, one of two cantatas composed as his "audition" for the post of Kantor at St. Thomas' in Leipzig; BWV 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sons, the second composed for that Leipzig audition; BWV 127, Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott, 1725, a chorale cantata; and BWV 159, Sehet! wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, 1729, a solo cantata. Enjoy!
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