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Bach, Johann Sebastian: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" for Viola

"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" for Viola
BWV 645
Johann Sebastian Bach



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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

Viola

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Style :

Baroque

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Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :ca. 1748
Copyright :Public Domain
"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (literally: Awake, the voice is calling us) is a Lutheran hymn written in German by Philipp Nicolai, first published in 1599 together with "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern". It appears in German hymnals and in several English hymnals in translations such as "Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying". The hymn is known as the foundation of Johann Sebastian Bach's chorale cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, as well as being the foundation of settings by other composers.

The beginning of the melody, three notes of the triad, have been used in bell tuning. Several composers were inspired to vocal and instrumental settings.

Dieterich Buxtehude composed two cantatas based on the hymn, BuxWV 100 and BuxWV 100. Johann Sebastian Bach based his chorale cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, on the hymn[5] and derived one of the Schübler Chorales, BWV 645, from the cantata's central movement. His son Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach wrote a cantata for a four-part choir, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.

Although originally written for chorus (SATB), I created this arrangement for Solo Viola.
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Sheet central :6 préludes, chorals pour orgue (36 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2015-02-16


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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