Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-05-17).  Score information: A4, 20 pages, 700 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt.

General Information

Title: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Salomon Franck

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Soprano-Bass duo
Genre: SacredCantata

Language: German
Instruments: Mixed ensemble: recorder, oboe, viola d’amore, viola da gamba, continuo

First published: 1886 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 32
Opus: BWV 152, 6 movements
Description: First performed 30 December 1714, the Sunday after Christmas. The BGA published it a minor 3rd lower in e minor, a plausible pitch for bass voice but taking the oboe to a low b. In the autograph only the continuo and voices are notated at the high-sounding Cammerthon, the other instruments are written in g minor.

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