Cantata No.134

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.134

BWV134 • “Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss”

About this work...

Composed for Easter Tuesday, which fell on April 11, 1724, Bach's Cantata No. 134 "Ein Herr, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss" (The heart that truly knows Jesus) (BWV 134) is a parody cantata; that is, a re-working of an early work with new texts. In this case, the original work was a secular serenata-cum-duo-cantata, Die... read more