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Christ Jesus praise we ev'ryone (Christum wir sollen loben schon)

Cantata for the 2nd day of Christmas

By Martin Luther

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Orchestra Soli SATB Voices, SATB Choir, Obda, Ctto, 3 Trb, 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Cantata for the 2nd day of Christmas. Composed by Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Frieder Rempp. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas; use during church year: Christmas; Hymns by Martin Luther: Christum wir sollen loben schon; Stuttgart Editions (Urtext): Stuttgart Bach Edition - Bach vocal. Hymns by Martin Luther: Christum wir sollen loben schon; Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Christmas. Study score. Composed 1724. BWV 121. 32 pages. Duration 21 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.121/07. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3112107).

Item Number: CA.3112107

ISBN 9790007241544. Language: German/English.

This six-movement chorale cantata was first performed on 26 December 1724. The text is based on the Lutheran translation of the early Christian hymn A solis ortus cardinem. The outer movements frame two arias for tenor and bass, and two secco recitatives for alto and soprano. The first and sixth movements are in old-fashioned style, with four-part vocal writing and colla parte instruments. In the aria (movement 2) the tenor is accompanied by an obbligato oboe d'amore, and in the 4th and most striking movement, the three string parts accompany the bass. The demands on the singers, instrumentalists, and chorus are typical of a Bach cantata. Score available separately - see item CA.3112100.

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