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Ascension oratorio

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Ascension oratorio. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ulrich Leisinger. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Himmelfahrtsoratorium. Cantatas, Oratorios, Ascension. Complete orchestral parts. Composed 1735. BWV 11. Duration 32 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3101119).

Item Number: CA.3101119

ISBN M-007-04207-3. Key: D-dur (d major). Language: German.

Besides the Weihnachtsoratorium BVW 248, Bach composed an additional work for the feast days of the church year 1734/35: The Himmelfahrtsoratorium BWV 11 (Ascension Oratorio). Although in its dimensions and character the oratorio is akin to his cantatas, it occupies a special position as a result of the epic text on which it is based; the text includes a biblical story. In particular, the festive atmosphere and instrumentation of the opening and closing choruses mirror the triumphant joy of Christ's ascension. This is a new edition in the Stuttgart Bach Editions series, edited by Ulrich Leisinger.

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