Cantata No.31

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.31

BWV31 • “Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret”

About this work...

Cantata No. 31 ("Heaven laughs, the earth rejoices") is a jubilant and lavishly scored work composed in Weimar, where it was first performed on April 21, 1715. Following his promotion to concertmaster at the Weimar court at the end of 1713, Bach was required to prepare and perform one cantata every month in the ducal c... read more