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Cantata No. 140: Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Choir and piano Soprano voice, Tenor voice, and Bass voice (Soli), SATB Choir, Piano
Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Wilhelm Rust. Arranged by Ebenezer Prout. This edition: Paperback. Sacred Cantata, Original Works, Transcriptions, Choral. Baroque Period; Sacred/Hymns, German. Large Vocal Score. With Text Language: German, English. Composed 1731. Duration 35 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z2530).

Item Number: SA.Z2530

ISBN 9781932419139. 8.27 x 11.69 inches. English text by Henry Sandwith Drinker.

This is an unabridged digitally enhanced reprint of the vocal score originally issued ca. 1925 by G. Schirmer in New York, with an English translation by Henry S. Drinker. The Cantata 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" is one of Bach's most widely performed choral works. It was premiered in Leipzig at the Thomaskirche on November 25, 1731 under the composer's direction.

  • 1. Coro: Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme 
  • 2. Recitativo: Er kommt, er kommt, der Braut'gam kommt! (Tenor) 
  • 3. Duetto: Wann kommst du, mein Heil? (Soprano, Bass) 
  • 4. Chorale: Zion hort die Wachter singen (Tenor) 
  • 5. Recitativo: So geh herein zu mir (Bass) 
  • 6. Duetto: Mein Freund ist mein! und ich bin dein! (Soprano, Bass) 
  • 7. Chorale: Vater! Gloria sei dirgesungen mit Menschen 

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