Cantata 70 (Leusink)

Hieronymus Bosch, Last Judgment, Groenige Museum, Bruges

Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!
Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!
Cantata 70
BWV 70

Chorale Cantata for the 26th Sunday after Trinity
1st Performance: November 21, 1723 - Leipzig; 2nd performance: November 18, 1731 - Leipzig
Readings: Epistle: 2 Peter 3: 3-13; Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46
Text: Salomo Franck (Mvts. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10); Christian Keymann (Mvt. 11); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Chorale Texts: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele Meinen Jesum laß' ich nicht

Click to read brief commentaries by Simon Crouch for Classical Net, James Leonard for All Music and Craig Smith for Emmanuel Music.

Cantata 70 performed by
Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar; Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium; Pieter Jan Leusink conducting.

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