Cantata No.174

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.174

BWV174 • “Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte”

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Bach's early years as cantor in Leipzig witnessed an extraordinary output of cantatas for weekly Sunday use at the Thomaskirche and the Nicolaikirche, the two principal churches in the city. The vast majority of these date from between 1723 and 1726; thereafter his productivity seems to have fallen dramatically, althou...