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Thou very God and David's Son (3rd version) (Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn)

Cantata for the Sunday Estomihi

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Orchestra Soli SAT, Coro SATB, 2 Oboes, 2 Violins, Viola, Basso continuo
Cantata for the Sunday Estomihi. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Hans Grischkat, Ulrich Leisinger. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Mass sections, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week. Study score. Composed 1723/24. BWV 23. 44 pages. Duration 20 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.023/07. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3102307).

Item Number: CA.3102307

ISBN 9790007245399. Key: C minor. Language: German/English.

Bach wrote the cantata "Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn" as a test piece in connection with his application for the position of Cantor of St. Thomas. For reasons unknown, Bach considered it necessary to use a cornett and three trombones to support the chorus - possibly this suggests the poor state of the St. Thomas choir after Kuhnau's death. New revised edition. Score available separately - see item CA.3102300.

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