Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart's desire), BWV 208, also known as the Hunting Cantata, is a secular cantata composed for the 31st birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels on 23 February 1713 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The aria "Schafe können sicher weiden" ("Sheep May Safely Graze"), is the most known part of this work. A typical performance of the complete cantata lasts about forty minutes.
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