Exaudi

Sunday 24 May 2020

1st Sunday after Ascension Day or Exaudi

Today is 1st Sunday after Ascension Day or Exaudi. Bach has two Leipzig cantatas for you, both with the same title, quoted from the scripture of John, where Jesus warns his disciples that they will be banished from the synagogue in a world that would not recognise his teachings.

Apart from the title, the two cantatas have little in common, with a very different structure. BWV 183 is one of the nine cantatas with a libretto by Christiana Mariana von Ziegler.

Cantatas

  • Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 44
    (first performance 21 May 1724, Leipzig period)
  • Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 183
    (first performance 13 May 1725, Leipzig period)

Extra information

The Netherlands Bach Society website (in Dutch) has more information and a performance of BWV 44:
https://www.bachvereniging.nl/nl/bwv/bwv-44/

Playlist

WBC37-1st Sunday after Ascension Day or Exaudi

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Image of the day

The Thomaskirche in Leipzig, not really in a setting that Bach would recognise.

The Thomaskirche in Leipzig, not really in a setting that Bach would recognise.