The Complete Cantatas. (Samtliche Kantaten, Chorale und Motetten). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This edition: Paperback, Urtext edition. Barenreiter Study Scores. Study scores in a sturdy box for shipping. 19 volumes with more than 11,000 pages. Sacred. Study score, Anthology. 11204 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.TP2004).
ISBN 9790006204748. Sacred. 27.8 x 18.0 cm inches.
No group of works in Johann Sebastian Bach’s output is as wide-ranging as the cantatas. This is hardly surprising considering that for over five years Bach was required to compose a work, or at least re-work an existing one, for every Sunday and festival of the church year, as well as for numerous secular occasions such as council inaugurations, school and university celebrations and royal birthdays.Unfortunately, not all cantatas have survived. However, over 200 sacred and secular works exist and form a corpus of works suitable for all possible occasions. This rich musical heritage is still as relevant today as it was then.Bärenreiter‘s unique edition, which encompasses more than 11,000 pages, includes all cantatas together with the motets, chorales and sacred songs in the Urtext of the ‘New Bach Edition’. As a special extra, the recently rediscovered aria ‘Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn’ ihn’ is also included. Only available here is an additional volume with an introduction (German/English) by Christoph Wolff and an index.