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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. BachArranged 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.