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Cantata No: 140 - Sleepers wake (1731)

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Recommend this to others? (September 2011) 37 kB
Full name of work:Cantata No: 140 - Sleepers wake (1731)
Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Music category:Classical Choral Cantata
First line:Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Instruments:arranged for Soprano, Tenor and Bass soloists, for SATB chorus (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon), and for piano (converted to strings etc)
Name of file creator:John Hooper
e-mail address:john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk
Running time:00:26:05
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-

1-Awake.nwc 1: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Sleepers wake! loud sounds the warning
2-ErKomt.nwc 2: Er kommt, er kommt, der Braut'gam kommt!
He comes, he comes, the Bridegroom comes!
3-WannKommst.nwc 3: Wann kommst du, mein Heil?
When com'st Thou, my Lord?
4-Zion-hears.nwc 4: Zion hort die Wachter singen
Zion hears her watchman crying
5-Enter.nwc 5: So geh' herein zu mir
Enter these courts with me
6-Mein-Freund.nwc 6: Mein Freund ist mein!
My love is thine!
7-Gloria.nwc 7: Gloria sei dir gesungen
Gloria hark! Heaven is ringing

There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so don't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold). Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above).

The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.