Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-27)   CPDL #45666:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-07-27).  Score information: A4, 48 pages, 3.42 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.

General Information

Title: Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
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Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 3 oboes, bassoon, strings, continuo

Published:

Description: Dedication of a Church & organ at Störmthal on 2 November or 31 October 1723 and revised for Trinity Sunday, 4 June 1724. For 16 June 1726 performance movements were re-ordered and deleted, and some material survives from a further revision in 1731. The earliest incarnation though appears to have been a secular cantata (BWV 194a) for which only instrumental parts survive, concluding with a minuet not included in any later version.

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