Cantata No.140

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.140

BWV140 • “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”

About this work...

This is one of the best-known and most theatrical of Bach's sacred cantatas. It was written in 1731 as part of Bach's series of five cantatas for every Sunday and special feast day in the Lutheran calendar. This particular cantata was written for a rarely occurring date, the 27th Sunday after Trinity. This day occurs o... read more