Composer
BACH,JS
Title
Wachet Auf
Arranger
David Marlatt
Publisher
Eighth Note Publications
Grade
2+
Product Code
33E19WWE2858
Woodwind Quintet

Wachet Auf
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)
Composed by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged by David Marlatt
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Duration: 3:35

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.

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