Cantata No.170

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.170

BWV170 • “Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust”

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During his years as Kapellmeister at Cöthen (1717-1722), J.S. Bach was given a respite from the task, central to any Lutheran church musician, of composing sacred cantatas; but when he was appointed Cantor in the city of Leipzig in 1723, he immediately set about composing cantatas at an astonishing rate. The job demand...