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BWV 42 Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

Cantata for the Sunday Quasimodogeniti

Complete score
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Basson
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Continuo

This cantata is without doubt a treasure for every oboe player. Its first movement, a wonderful sinfonia (probably from a lost concerto for 2 oboes, basson and strings), shows Bachs mastership in an exemplary way: just scales and arpeggios, resulting in the most beautiful and swinging music - simplicity in its best form!

The instrumentation uses the french woodwind trio: two oboes and one basson (as in the C-major suite).
The 3rd movement is another jewel - the pastoral atmosphere is drawn with two obligato oboes, a basson obligato, strings and alto.
The choral is very famous from Bachs hands: “Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich”.

Epistle: 1 John 5, 4-10
Gospel: John 20, 19-31

Bach cantatas website
Cantata text
Facsimile bach-digital.de

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