Cantata No.66

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.66

BWV66 • “Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen”

About this work...

Bach's Cantata No. 66 "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen" (Rejoice, heart) (BWV 66) was intended for the Feast of Easter Monday and was probably premiered in Leipzig in 1724. But the work itself is a parody cantata; the original had been a birthday cantata from his Kothen period and Bach's unknown librettist had to fit new word... read more