SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 violin, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for Ascension. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Michael Marker. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen. Cantatas, Ascension. Vocal score. Composed 1726. BWV 43. 32 pages. Duration 25 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3104303).
Item Number: CA.3104303
ISBN M-007-09168-2. Language: German/English.
On the 30th May 1726, as part of his third Leipzig annual cycle of cantatas, Bach directed the first performance of his Ascension Cantata "Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen". The libretto was published at Rudolstadt during the same year without any indication of the autor's name, in a collection entitled "Sonn- und Fest-Tags-Andachten uber die ordenlichen Evangelia". The libretti in that collection had already been used during the Church year 1704/05 at the Court of Meiningen; their author may have been Duke Ernst Ludwig von Sachsen-Meiningen.Score available separately - see item CA.3104300.