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Prepare ye the highway of the Lord (Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn)

Cantata for the 4th Sunday in Advent

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, basso continuo
Cantata for the 4th Sunday in Advent. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Uwe Wolf. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Advent. Full score. Composed 1715. BWV 132. 28 pages. Duration 22 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.132/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3113200).

Item Number: CA.3113200

ISBN 9790007090999. Language: German/English.

Bach's cantata BWV 132 was written for the 4th Sunday in Advent, and the autograph score is dated 1715. It was composed while Bach was at Weimar, to a libretto by the Weimar Court Preacher Salomon Franck. Its subject matter is the testimony of John the Baptist addressed to the Christian community and to individual believers. Since the original concluding chorale, the fifth verse of the hymn "Herr Christ der einig Gotts Sohn" (Elisabeth Cruziger), has been lost, here the cantata ends with the last movement (transposed from B flat to A major), to the same words, of the cantata BWV 164.

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