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On Sunday, the Kantorei of the Altglienicke Parish Church, the Ensemble Pro Musica Sacra and vocal soloists will perform Cantata BWV 12 "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" by Johann Sebastian Bach. In Bach's time, cantatas were an integral part of Sunday services at St. Thomas' and St. Nicholas' Churches in Leipzig, and so the performance of this cantata will also occupy its ancestral place in the service.

GRAFIK KIRCHENFENSTER
GRAFIK KIRCHENFENSTER visitBerlin, Illustration Klio Karadim

It is evident that Bach himself held this cantata in high esteem: thus he later reworked its namesake opening chorus into the 'Crucifixus' in his Mass in B minor, composed at the end of his life. The cantata is introduced by a Sinfonia with the oboe as solo voice, setting the mood for the entrance chorus that follows. The following vocal arias interpret the text of the Gospel on which the cantata is based. Finally, the well-known chorale 'Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan' is heard, with an upper voice played by the trumpet.

Participants:

  • Kantorei of the parish church
  • Ensemble Pro Musica Sacra
  • Christian Mücke, tenor / Senta Aue, alto
  • Conductor: Martin Knizia
(Program in German)

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