Cantata No.33 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 33) (Facsimile, hardback)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

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J S Bach Cantata No.33 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 33) (Facsimile)

The cantata “ Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” BWV 33, composed for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity in 1724, belongs to the unique annual cycle of chorale cantatas composed by Bach in 1724/25, the second year of his Leipzig tenure.  It is now the only vocal work by Bach for which the complete source material from the time of composition can be published in facsimile.  But this is held in different locations on several continents: the composition score is preserved in the Scheide Library at Princeton, US, the performance parts in the Bach- Archiv Leipzig and the libretto of 1724 in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg.  All these components have now been published in a high-quality facsimile edition.
This valuable edition, with a slip case, offers both specialists and lovers of Bach’s music a unique insight into the composer’s working methods and the changing performing circumstances he encountered.  Additional information is contained in a detailed commentary (in German and English) by Christoph Wolff and Peter Wollny .

- Published to commorate the 325th anniversary of Bach’s birth on 21 March 2010

- Limited edition of 100 copies

- Net proceeds go to the Bach Archive, Leipzig

Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 33
Cantata for the 13th Sunday after Trinity (composed for September 3, 1724). Autograph Score: Scheide Library, Princeton, NJ. Original Parts: Bach-Archiv Leipzig, Thomana-Sammlung. Text Booklet (1724): Russische Nationalbibliothek

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