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Weeping, crying, sorrow, sighing (Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen)


By Johann Sebastian Bach

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ATB vocal soli, SATB choir, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, 2 violins, 2 violas, basso continuo
Jubilate. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ulrich Leisinger. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Special days, Easter and Eastertide, Praise and thanks. Full score. Composed 1714. BWV 12. 32 pages. Duration 26 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.012/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3101200).

Item Number: CA.3101200

ISBN 9790007042080. Key: F minor / b flat major. Language: German/English. Text: Franck, Salomo. Text: Salomo Franck.

On the 2nd March 1714 Bach, who until then had been employed as a chamber musician and organist at he Court of Duke Wilhelm Ernst in Weimar, was promoted to the position of concert master, and was instructed to relieve the ailing Kapellmeister Johann Samuel Drese by composing and performing "new pieces monthly" for the church. Following the cantata "Himmelskonig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, the present cantate was the second work which Bach composed under the terms of his new contract. The extraordinary musical ambition evident in the first Weimar cantatas may have had its roots in the fact htat Bach aspired to become Drese's successor as Court Kapellmeister.

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