Salomon Franck

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-- Alias: Salomo Franck

Born: 6 March 1659

Died: 11 July 1725


Franck was born in Weimar. After studying law and theology at Jena he held government posts at Zwickau, Arnstadt, Jena and Weimar, where he died.

Franck wrote the text for Bach's earliest secular cantata (1713), Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd; other texts set by Bach include those of the cantatas BWV 31, BWV 70a, BWV 72, BWV 80, BWV 132, BWV 147, BWV 152, BWV 155, BWV 161, BWV 163, BWV 164, BWV 165, BWV 168, BWV 182, BWV 185, and BWV 186a.[4] He also most likely wrote the text for BWV 12, BWV 172 and BWV 21. (excerpts from WP)

View the Wikipedia article on Salomon Franck.

Settings of text by Salomon Franck


  • Madrigalische Seelen-Lust über das heilige Leiden unsers Erlösers (1697)
  • Cycle of cantatas for the Liturgical year 1714/1715: Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer
  • Cycle of cantatas for the Liturgical year 1715/1716: Evangelische Seelen-Lust
  • Cycle of cantatas for the Liturgical year 1716/1717: Evangelische Sonn- und Fest-Tages-Andachten
  • Heliconische Ehren-, Liebes- und Trauer-Fackeln, Weimar, Jena (1718)

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