Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-10-27).  Score information: A4, 79 pages, 3.16 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SecularCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2fl, 2 ob, 3 trpt & timp, str.

First published: 1887 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 34
Opus: BWV 215, 9 movements
Description: First performed 5 October 1734, the anniversary of the election of August III of Saxony as King of Poland. Two movements reappear as parodies: the opening chorus as the Osanna of the Mass in B minor, BWV 232 and the aria Durch die von Eifer entflammeten Waffen as Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen, No. 47 in the Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.

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