By popular demand: well, two people said they are interested, some more Bach cantatas for Sundays and anydays.
For now just a quick list of cantatas for the up-coming days.
This Sunday (22nd september) is the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. Three cantatas Bach wrote for this day survive:
BWV148: Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Names;
BWV114: Ach, lieben Christen, seid getröst;
BWV 47: Wer sich selbst erhohet, der soll erniedriget werden.
I have to do my homework on these because, Camaron, all three of these are in the 'least-known' category for me. I will listen to all three over the next couple of days, but if any of these are higher up on your radar perhaps you'd like to start the ball rolling? Otherwise I'll report soon!
The next sunday, the 18th after Trinity, is also the Feast of Archangel Michael (Michaelmas), an occasion that inspired Bach to several fine works:
BWV130: Herr Gott, dich loben wir;
BWV 19: Es erhub sich ein Streit;
BWV149: Man singet von Freuden vom Sieg.
All three of these are festive works with powerful choruses and some fascinating arias. I'll introduce these next week, unless anyone else would like to start.
Since Michaelmas is a Sunday this year, I think the Feast Day would take precedence over the normal Sunday liturgy. For the record, the cantatas for the 18th Sunday after Trinity are; BWV 96 (Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn) and BWV169 (Gott soll allein mein Herze haben). The latter is a lovely cantata for solo alto with a prominent organ obbligato part. Perhaps we shouldn't allow that one to escape unnoticed.
Anyway that's the basic information. More to follow soon for this Sunday. You know any of this Sunday's works, Camaron?