Composer
BACH,JS
Title
Wachet Auf(ed.Marlatt)(sc&pts)
Publisher
Eighth Note Publications
Grade
2+
Product Code
33E19WWE2858
Woodwind Quintet

Wachet Auf (score & parts)
For: (part 1-flute, oboe, clarinet)(part 2-flute, oboe, clarinet)(part 3-clarinet, alto saxophone)(part 4-clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, F Horn)(part 5-bass clarinet, bassoon, baritone saxophone)
By J.S. Bach
Arranged by David Marlatt

Wachet Auf is a section from J.S. Bach's Cantata No.140. Heralded as one of Bach's finest cantatas, it was written for the 27th Sunday after Trinity. What is interesting about this time is that this Sunday does not exist unless Easter is very early. Therefore this happened only twice during Bach's years in Leipzig. The libretto is based of a hymn by Philipp Nicolai (1599) and due to the nature of the writing, this work is considered a chorale cantata.