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Cantata for the Purification of Mary

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Soprano voice solo, flute, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for the Purification of Mary. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ulrich Leisinger. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Ich habe genung (Fassung 2 fur Sopran). Cantatas, Mourning, death. Full score. Composed 1727. BWV 82. 40 pages. Duration 23 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3108250).

Item Number: CA.3108250

ISBN M-007-08864-4. Key: E-moll (e minor). Language: German/English.

Setting in E minor. A new edition of the version for solo soprano by Bach, which can hold a place alongside the version for bass solo. Bach originally composed the cantata for the Feast of Purification for a solo bass in the key of C minor (CV 31.082/00). Since its scoring for only one solo voice made it easily adaptable for performances under different conditions, in the course of its compositional history it underwent many changes. The present version in E minor for solo soprano, which has been reconstructed, in part, by Ulrich Leisinger, enjoyed a great popularity among Bach's family circle, as can be seen by copies of movements 2 and 3 in Anna Magdalena's "zweites Notenbuchlein." Both movements-certainly sung by her-are included in the appendix of this edition.

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  • 2012-11-27 00:00:00.0 The Perfect Score

    This score is one of the best urtext editions, if not the best, in the market. It is not a condensed piano score, but a full score containing instrumentation, continuo and figured bass. This score is perfect for devising your own arrangement, for studying figured bass and harmony, and for...

    analysis of themes throughout the cantata. It is also a pleasing size, and page turns are good. It is engraved using a late generation of "Score" engravers at Carus, which means it feels pretty close to the real thing when it comes to engraving quality.

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