Cantate

Bach Cantata Day Information:
4th Sunday after Easter or Cantate

4th Sunday after Easter. Liturgical period : Easter.

Occurrences: April 28 2024, May 18 2025, May 3 2026, April 25 2027, May 14 2028, April 29 2029, May 19 2030, May 11 2031, April 25 2032, May 15 2033, May 7 2034, April 22 2035, May 11 2036, May 3 2037.


Music for this day

  • Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166
    (first performance 7 May 1724, Leipzig period)
  • Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV 108
    (first performance 29 April 1725, Leipzig period)


Cantate is the name of the 4th Sunday after Easter, named after the openingsline of the introitus psalm of the day: "Cantate Domino canticum novum" - "Sing to the Lord a new song".

But it is the gospel reading of the day that was the inspiration for the two Leipzig cantatas we have: the farewell discourse given by Jesus to his disciples just after the last supper. The first cantata, Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166, from the first cantata cycle, has an unknown poet.

Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV 108, from a year later, is one of the eight cantatas written by Christiana Mariana von Ziegler (like one of the cantatas last week).


Cantate is the name of the 4th Sunday after Easter, named after the openingsline of the introitus psalm of the day: "Cantate Domino canticum novum" - "Sing to the Lord a new song".

But it is the gospel reading of the day that was the inspiration for the two Leipzig cantatas we have: the farewell discourse given by Jesus to his disciples just after the last supper. The first cantata, Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166, from the first cantata cycle, has an unknown poet.

Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV 108, from a year later, is one of the eight cantatas written by Christiana Mariana von Ziegler (like one of the cantatas last week).

Playlist

WBC34-4th Sunday after Easter or Cantate

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Image of the day

Students of the Thomasschüle in Leipzig studying for their performances in the Thomanerchor.

Students of the Thomasschüle in Leipzig studying for their performances in the Thomanerchor.