Trinitatis II

Bach Cantata Day Information:
Trinitatis II or 2nd Sunday after Trinitatis

2nd Sunday after Trinitatis. Liturgical period : Ordinary time II.

Occurrences: June 9 2024, June 29 2025, June 14 2026, June 6 2027, June 25 2028, June 10 2029, June 30 2030, June 22 2031, June 6 2032, June 26 2033, June 18 2034, June 3 2035, June 22 2036, June 14 2037.


Music for this day

  • Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76
    (first performance 6 June 1723, Leipzig period)
  • Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2
    (first performance 18 June 1724, Leipzig period)


Trinitatis II is the second Sunday after Trinitatis. Bach created two cantatas for this day in his early years in Leipzig, where he undertook the mission to write a new cantata for each liturgical holy day.

The performance of Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76, is in this recording by John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists preceded by a piece by Heinrich Schütz, maybe a lesser known but very influential predecessor of Bach who he admired greatly, and rightfully so.

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2, the second cantata from the chorale cantata cycle, is based on one of the earliest hymns by Martin Luther, dating from 1524.


Trinitatis II is the second Sunday after Trinitatis. Bach created two cantatas for this day in his early years in Leipzig, where he undertook the mission to write a new cantata for each liturgical holy day.

The performance of Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76, is in this recording by John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists preceded by a piece by Heinrich Schütz, maybe a lesser known but very influential predecessor of Bach who he admired greatly, and rightfully so.

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2, the second cantata from the chorale cantata cycle, is based on one of the earliest hymns by Martin Luther, dating from 1524.