Cantata No.22

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.22

BWV22 • “Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe”

About this work...

Cantata No. 22 ("He took unto him the twelve") and Cantata No. 23 occupy a unique position within the canon of Bach's sacred cantatas. Both were composed in 1723 during the last days of Bach's tenure as Kapellmeister at Cöthen, a post that had not required the composition of such works. But 1723 was a year that would m... read more