Cantata No.172

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.172

BWV172 • “"Erschallet, ihr Lieder”

About this work...

Bach's appointment as organist to the ducal court at Weimar in 1708 made no formal demands on him to compose cantatas; during his early years there he produced only a few occasional works. Following his promotion to concertmaster in the spring of 1814, he was required to compose and perform one cantata each month. Cant...