Trinitatis XXVI

Bach Cantata Day Information:
Trinitatis XXVI or 26th Sunday after Trinitatis

26th Sunday after Trinitatis. Only occurs if it falls before Advent I. Liturgical period : Ordinary time II.

Occurrences: November 24 2024, November 21 2027, November 25 2029, November 21 2032, November 18 2035.


Music for this day

  • Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70
    (first performance 21 November 1723, Leipzig period)


Trinitatis XXVI is the 26th Sunday after Trinitas. One Leipzig cantata for this day: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70, already announcing the coming of Advent, next Sunday. Indeed, this is the last Sunday of this liturgical year, next Sunday the new liturgical year begins with Advent I, the 4th Sunday before Christmas.

Bach wrote this cantata in Weimar as a cantata for Advent II, on a libretto by his favourite Salomon Franck. Because during Advent Leipzig held Tempus Clausum (which meant no music in mass) he could not perform the cantata on that day, so he repurposed it for Trinitatis XXVI, because the readings of that day had a similar theme.


Trinitatis XXVI is the 26th Sunday after Trinitas. One Leipzig cantata for this day: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70, already announcing the coming of Advent, next Sunday. Indeed, this is the last Sunday of this liturgical year, next Sunday the new liturgical year begins with Advent I, the 4th Sunday before Christmas.

Bach wrote this cantata in Weimar as a cantata for Advent II, on a libretto by his favourite Salomon Franck. Because during Advent Leipzig held Tempus Clausum (which meant no music in mass) he could not perform the cantata on that day, so he repurposed it for Trinitatis XXVI, because the readings of that day had a similar theme.

Playlist

WBC67-Trinitatis XXVI or 26th Sunday after Trinitatis

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Image of the day

An aerial view of the Stadtschloss in Weimar, with on the right the Schlosskirche (Court Chapel), where Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70, was first performed.

An aerial view of the Stadtschloss in Weimar, with on the right the Schlosskirche (Court Chapel), where Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70, was first performed.