Rogate

Sunday 17 May 2020

5th Sunday after Easter or Rogate

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.

Cantatas

  • 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)

Extra information

The Netherlands Bach Society website (in Dutch) has more information and a performance of BWV 86:
https://bachvereniging.nl/nl/bwv/bwv-86/