Cantata No.144

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.144

BWV144 • “Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin”

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Composed for Septuagesimae Sunday, which fell on February 6, 1724, Bach's Cantata No. 144 "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin" (Take what is yours and go) (BWV 144) sets a text by an unknown author whom some scholars suspect was in fact Bach's favorite author, Picander. The opening chorale sets a text from Matthew 20:14,... read more