Cantata No.21

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.21

BWV21 • “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis”

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One of the glories among the canon of Bach's cantatas, BWV 21 ("I was sore afflicted") is one of the earliest composed by Bach for Duke Wilhelm Ernst in Weimar. Although composed for the third Sunday after Trinity in 1714 (June 17), scholars believe it to be an expanded version of a cantata composed in the previous yea... read more