Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir
Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
Work Languages: English, German
Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
Urtext / Critical Edition
Parody of the secula cantata "Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen" BWV 249a. Like the Ascension Oratorio BWV 11, Johann Sebastian Bach's Easter Oratorio BWV 249 is entirely and unjustly overshadowed by his two great Passion settings and the Christmas Oratorio. It was given its first hearing on 1 April 1725. Thereafter Bach performed the work for his Leipzig congregations on at least three Easter Sundays, touching up the composition each time.