Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande, BWV Anh. 11

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Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande
BWV Anh. 11
Secular cantata by J. S. Bach
Aŭgust Mocny. Аўгуст Моцны (H. Rodakowski, XIX).jpg
The Elector Frederick Augustus I (better known as Augustus II the Strong) for whose name day the cantata was written
Composed 1732

Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande (Long live the King, the father of the country), BWV Anh. 11,[a] is a secular cantata by J. S. Bach to a text by Picander. The work was composed in Leipzig for the name day of the Elector of Saxony, and first performed in August 1732.[1] The music is lost.[1] Picander's text was published in Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte, Teil IV (Leipzig, 1737).[2]

The first movement was likely used as a model for the opening chorus of Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215, a work which Bach composed at short notice in 1734.[3] BWV 215 is scored for double choir and festive orchestra with trumpets and timpani.

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  1. ^ "BWV" is Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, a thematic catalogue of Bach's works.


  1. ^ a b "Cantata BWV Anh 11 Es lebe der König, der Vater im Lande". Bach Cantatas. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Picander (=Christian Friedrich Henrici). Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte, Volume IV. Leipzig: Friedrich Matthias Friesen (1737).
  3. ^ Stauffer, George; Butler, Gregory, eds. (2008). About Bach. University of Illinois Press. pp. 57–58. ISBN 978-0-252-09069-1. 

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