Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4)

BACKGROUND DATA

Occasion: Easter Sunday
Duration: 18'50
Origin: Mühlhausen (?), around 1707 (?)
Text: Martin Luther, 1524.

CONTENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION

1. SINFONIA (violini, viole, violone, organo)

2. CORO (S, A, T, B, violini, viole, violone, organo)

3. DUETTO (S, A, cornetto, trombone, violoncello, organo)

4. ARIA (T, violino, violone, organo)

5. CORO (S, A, T, B, violone, organo)
Versus IV: Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg

6. ARIA (B, violini, viole, violone, organo)
Versus V: Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm

7. DUETTO (S, T, violone, organo)
Versus VI: So feiern wir das hohe Fest

8. CORO (S, A, T, B, violini, viole, violone, organo)
Versus VII: Wir essen und leben wohl


COMMENTARY

GERMAN TEXT

GERMAN TEXT WITH ENGLISH GLOSSES

GERMAN TEXT WITH ITALIAN TRANSLATION


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