Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-15)  CPDL #41865:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2016-11-15).  Score information: A4, 28 pages, 1.86 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scan of vocal score by Bernhard Todt
  • (Posted 2017-02-28)  CPDL #43317:  Vln 1   Vln   Viola   BC   Oboe 1   Oboe 2  
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2017-02-28).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Parts for 3-movement c minor version, after BGA

General Information

Title: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata for Estomihi (Quinquagesima)

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 oboes or oboes d'amore, cornett, 3 trombones, strings, continuo

First published: 1855 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 5
Opus: BWV 23, 4 movements
Description: One of Bach's 2 audition pieces for Leipzig, 7 Feb 1723. The first version (in c minor, not requiring oboi d'amore) was written at Cöthen around 1717 and the autograph has "fine" at the end of 3 movements; the chorale was added in 1723 and the parts for colla parte brass date from 1724.

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