Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde

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Composer:Hoffmann, Georg Melchior (1679-1715), German
Lyricist:Salomo Franck (1659-1725)
First Line:Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde
Genre:Sacred, Lutheran
Instruments:String quartet, Alto soloist, pair of bells (B and E), B.C.
Submitter:Forestier, Yann
Email:yannforestier (e-mail)
This is one of the two cantatas previously attributed to J.S. Bach ; the actual composer is Melchior Hoffmann. Note the very unusual presence of two tubular bells to emphasize the funeral text "Strike then, longed for hour".