Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-06-03).  Score information: A4, 20 pages, 1.37 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.

General Information

Title: Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Salomon Franck

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 recorders, strings, continuo

First published: 1887 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 33
Opus: BWV 161, 6 movements
Description: Composed for the 16th Sunday after Trinity; perhaps first performed 27 September 1716, after the libretto's 1715 publication. The cantata was revised for Candlemas in 1737 & 1746.

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