Easter Oratorio

Johann Sebastian Bach

Easter Oratorio

BWV249 • “Kommt, eilet und laufet”

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In composing his Easter Oratorio, Bach drew heavily on a now-lost cantata entitled Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen, which he had written to mark the birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weisenfels, on February 23, 1725. Little over a month afterwards the work was given again, but this time with a revised... read more