Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-07-31).  Score information: A4, 68 pages, 4.59 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A scan of the piano-vocal score by Berhard Todt. English and german text

General Information

Title: Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Johann Christoph Gottschedcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantataFuneral ode

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboe d'amores, 2 violins, viola, 2 viola da gambas, 2 lutes, continuo

First published: 1864 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 13
Opus: BWV 198, 10 movements
Description: First performed on 17 October 1727 as a funeral ode for Christiane Eberhardine, wife of August II the Strong, the Elector of Saxony. It is believed the music was parodied in two lost works, Klagt, Kinder, klagt es aller Welt, BWV 244a and the St. Mark Passion.

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