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Exalted flesh and blood (Erhohtes Fleisch und Blut)

Cantata for the 2nd day of Pentecost

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flute, 2 violin, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for the 2nd day of Pentecost. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Frauke Heinze. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Whitsun. Choral Score. Composed 1728ca. BWV 173. 4 pages. Duration 15 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.173/05. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3117305).

Item Number: CA.3117305

ISBN 9790007161989. Text language: German/English.

Bach created the cantata "Erhohtes Fleisch und Blut" by setting the sacred words to what had originally been the music of a secular cantata, presumably for the festival of Pentecost in 1727. Bach made few alterations to the musical structure, but he enlarged the original solo scoring for soprano and bass to a four-voice ensemble. Particularly notable among the solo movements is the extensive duet for soprano and bass in the form of a minuet, which in its musical language is certainly unique in Bach's cantatas. The dancelike final chorus brings the four voices together, and gives highly effective expression to the joy of Pentecost. Score available separately - see item CA.3117300.

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