Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2016-11-28).  Score information: A4, 34 pages, 1.95 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scanned vocal score from http://www.bach-cantatas.com/. Includes English text

General Information

Title: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Salomon Franck

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredCantata for Easter Sunday

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, taille, [bassoon], strings, bc

Published: BGA 7, 1857

Description: Composed at Weimar in 1715 and revised at Leipzig 1724 & 1731. Only some of the original parts survive, making details of instrumentation unclear: the mostly colla parte reeds may have been added in 1716; only the top two oboe parts may have been played (on oboe d'amore) at Leipzig; and the 5-part chorus appears to have been sung SATB after 1731.

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