5th Sunday after Easter or Rogate
14 May 2023 – Today is the 5th Sunday after Easter or Rogate ("pray" in Latin). Two Leipzig cantatas on the playlist, from the first two annual cantata cycles Bach composed there, both based on the scriptures for the day covering (like the preceding Sundays) the farewell speeches given by Jesus to his disciples.
The poet who wrote the text for Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86 is unknown. Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, BWV 87, is again one of the nine cantatas written by Christiane Mariane von Ziegler.
- Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86
(first performance 14 May 1724, Leipzig period)
- Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, BWV 87
(first performance 6 May 1725, Leipzig period)
The Netherlands Bach Society website (in Dutch) has more information and a performance of BWV 86:
WBC35-5th Sunday after Easter or Rogate
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Image of the day
Water colour painting of the Thomaskirche by Louis Braun, around 1870. Louis Braun was a German painter, mostly known for his battlescenes, especially those of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871.