Cantata ''Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'', BWV. 56

Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (I will the cross-staff gladly carry), BWV. 56, is a cantata by J.S. Bach, written for the 19th Sunday after Trinity Sunday and first performed it on 27 October 1726. The original score has Bach's handwritten comment "Cantata à Voce Sola e Stromenti" (Cantata for solo voice and instruments). This is one of the few examples in which Bach himself uses the term cantata. The cantata is scored for bass, a four-part choir, two oboes, taille or oboe da caccia, two violins, viola, cello ... more

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo ...