Cantate

Sunday 10 May 2020

4th Sunday after Easter or Cantate

Today is the 4th Sunday after Easter or Cantate, named after the openingsline of the introitus psalm of the day: "Cantate Domino canticum novum" - "Sing to the Lord a new song".

But it is the gospel reading of the day that was the inspiration for the two Leipzig cantatas we have: the farewell discourse given by Jesus to his disciples just after the last supper. The first cantata, Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166, from the first cantata cycle, has an unknown poet.

Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV 108, is one of the eight cantatas written by Christiana Mariana von Ziegler (like one of the cantatas last week).

Cantatas

  • Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166
    (first performance 7 May 1724, Leipzig period)
  • Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV 108
    (first performance 29 April 1725, Leipzig period)

Playlist

WBC34-4th Sunday after Easter or Cantate

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Image of the day

Students of the Thomasschüle in Leipzig studying for their performances in the Thomanerchor.

Students of the Thomasschüle in Leipzig studying for their performances in the Thomanerchor.