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Johann Sebastian Bach

The Lord careth for us BWV 196

Cantata for a wedding for soli (STB), choir (SATB), 2 violins, viola, violoncello and basso continuo

Instrument line-up: Solo Parts (STB), Mixed Choir (SATB), 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Continuo
Edition: Piano Reduction
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
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Copywriter: Henry S. Drinker
Arranger: Paul Horn
Opus: BWV 196
Publisher: Carus-Verlag
Order no.: CV31196-03
ISMN: 9790007171254
Issuer: Solvej Donadel
Language: german
Release: 31.07.2016
Term: 14:00 min
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 190x270 mm
Pages: 28


Especially due to the early date of its composition, from the pen of the just turned 22-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach, the cantata 'The Lord careth for us' BWV 196 has its charm, and through its conciseness, as well as its simple scoring, it is quite accessible for performance by ensembles with only modest means. The cantata was composed on the occasion of a wedding in the 1797/08, the details of which cannot be exactly ascertained. The text of the libretto contains no freely written poetry, rather is drawn solely from the Bible (Psalm 115:12-13), there are no recitatives, and the arias are kept very short. The scoring is also of modest propoportions: In addtion to the solo voices soprano, tenor and bass, as well as a four-voice choir, only strings and basso continuo are requried. The cantata begins, as is typical early Bach cantatas, with a short instrumental sinfonia and ends, not with a chorale, but with a choral movement.

Table of contents:

The Lord careth for us
Er segnet, die den Herrn fürchten
Lord God prosper you
Aria (Soprano)
For ye are the blessed ones of God
Duetto (Tenore, Basso)
Ihr seid die Gesegneten des Herrn

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