Ratswechsel 1742

Saturday 29 August 2020

Ratswechsel 1742

Today the fourth Ratswechsel cantata, this one for the occasion in 1742. Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120, has parts which appeared in a wedding cantata (BWV 120a) and a cantata (BWV 120b) commemorating the Augsburg Confession in 1730. Bach also reworked the choral second movement for the Symbolum Nicenum of his Mass in B minor (BWV 232).

Cantatas

  • Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120
    (first performance 29 August 1742, Leipzig period)

Extra information

The Netherlands Bach Society website (in Dutch) has more information and a performance of BWV 120:
https://bachvereniging.nl/nl/bwv/bwv-120/

Playlist

WBCF0829-Ratswechsel 1742

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Image of the day

View of the city of Leipzig centered on the main square and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) from 1712.

View of the city of Leipzig centered on the main square and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) from 1712.