Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Bach - Sexagesima Sunday

Today is Sexagesima Sunday, the second Sunday before Lent. Bach wrote three cantatas for this occasion: BWV 18, Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt (1713 - 1714), with an interesting introductory sinfonia; BWV 181, Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister (1724), a solo cantata; and BWV 126, Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort (1725), a magnificent chorale cantata. Enjoy!

Photo © 2013 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

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