Bach: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66

Cantata for Easter Monday

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Format: Vocal Score
  • Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Chamber Orchestra
  • Work: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (Cantata for Easter Monday), BWV 66
  • Work Languages: English, German
  • ISMN: 9790007043940
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 52
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The composition of this parody was begun in 1718 and completed with the final version in 1731. The original work (the basis of the parody) was "Der Himmel lacht auf Anhalts Ruhm and Glück", which was a cantata for the birthday of Count Leopold von Anhalt-Köthen (1718, BWV 66a), with a text by Christian Friedrich Hunold, alias Menantes.