Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Cantata BWV 51
for soprano, trumpet in C & keyboard
Ref. no CVR 3564 (Arrangements) Price £ 8.30 To order: ☞
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51, was intended for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. If composed in 1730, as several scholars conclude, the first performance probably took place in Leipzig on September 17th in St Thomas's Church. However the score indicates that it was also intended for general use (und für alle Zeit).
Scored for solo soprano, trumpet, violins I and II, viola and continuo, it is one of Bach's rare cantatas which seem equally suited to the concert hall as to a liturgical setting.The virtuosic qualities required of both the soprano and the trumpet characterise this cantata as almost a double concerto in its first movement, and in the concluding Alleluja of the fourth movement.