Cantata No.4

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.4

BWV4 • “Christ lag in Todesbanden”

About this work...

The style of this famous cantata clearly places it in the early part of Bach's career; it was probably composed for the Easter celebration in Mühlhausen in either 1707 or 1708, when Bach was in his early twenties. During Bach's early years as cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, he presented the church with nearly fi...