SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, oboe I/oboe d'amore, oboe II, violin solo, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for the Feast of John the Baptist. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Julia Doht. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Special days. Vocal score. Composed 1738(?). BWV 30. 56 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.030/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3103003).
Item Number: CA.3103003
ISBN 9790007140250. Text language: German/English.
The cantata Freue dich, erloste 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. Score available separately - see item CA.3103000.