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CV31.030/03

Bach: Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV 30

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    • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir
    • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
    • Work Languages: English, German
    • ISMN: 979-000714025-0
    • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    • Pages: 56
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    The cantata Freue dich, erlöste Schar BWV 30 is one of Bach's last church cantatas. Originally composed as a parody of the cantata Angenehmes Wiederau BWV 30a for the Feast of St. John's Day in 1738, it still enjoys a great popularity today. Its extraordinary length (12 movements) made it possible for Bach to employ four vocal soloists who, together with instrumental soloists, choir and orchestra contribute to the generally festive character of this work.