Cantata No.59

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.59

BWV59 • “Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, I”

About this work...

Although the date of composition is uncertain, Bach's Cantata No. 9 "Wer mich libet, der wird mein Wort halten" (Who loves me, keeps my commandments) (BWV 59) was certainly written for the First Sunday of Pentecost, or Whitsunday, and was probably first performed in 1724. Bach incorporated his brief cantata -- its five...