Format : Sheet music
Cantata for the Feast of Annunciation Day-Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern (How Bright And Fair The Morning Star) BWV 1. Cantata for the Feast of Annunciation Day.The cantata Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern BWV 1 was written for 25 March 1725 when the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary coincided with Palm Sunday. It forms the conclusion of Bach s cantata cycle of 1724/25.The anonymous librettist retained the outer verses 1 and 7 of Philipp Nicolai s text (1599) which is assigned to the feast of Epiphany according to old tradition but was also sung at the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary. Verses 2 to 6 form the basis for the Tenor and Bassrecitatives and the Soprano and Tenor arias.Bach s composition has a particularly festive brilliance with his use of 2 Horns 2 Oboes Da Caccia and the two concertante solo Violins. The Violins lively figurations clearly reflect an image of the shining morning star.- Urtext of the New Bach Edition.- Original German text with English singing translation.- Idiomatic and easy-to-play Piano reduction.- Performance material (BA10001) vocal score (BA10001-90) & study score (TP1001) available for sale.