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Cantata No. 4: Christ lag in Todsbanden, BWV 4

Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Choir and piano Soprano voice, Alto voice, Tenor voice, and Bass voice (Soli), SATB Choir, Piano
Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Moritz Hauptmann. Arranged by Gustav Schreck. This edition: Paperback. Sacred Cantata, Original Works, Transcriptions, Choral. Baroque Period; Sacred/Hymns, German, Seasonal. Vocal Score. With Text Language: German, English. Composed 1707. Duration 22 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z2493).

Item Number: SA.Z2493

ISBN 9781932419481. 6.69 x 9.61 inches. English text by Henry Sandwith Drinker.

For this beloved Cantata, the classic vocal score arranged by Bernhard Todt as a companion to the renowned Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe was re-engraved by G. Schirmer in the early part of the 20th century with Henry Drinker's English translation added beneath the original German text. Now available in an easy-to-use, convenient size designed to fit comfortably in choral folders.

  • 1. Sinfonia 
  • 2. Versus I: Christ lag in Todesbanden (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) 
  • 3. Versus II: Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt (Soprano, Alto) 
  • 4. Versus III: Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Tenor) 
  • 5. Versus IV: Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) 
  • 6. Versus V: Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm (Bass) 
  • 7. Versus VI: So feiern wir das hohe Fest (Soprano, Tenor) 
  • 8. Versus VII: Chorale: Wir essen und leben wohl (Tutti) 

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