Cantata No. 10
|Composer||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Instrumentation||Mixed Choir and Orchestra|
|Instrument Group||Mixed Choir|
|Year of Publication||2015|
Now My Soul Exalts The Lord BWV 10: Cantata for the Feast of Visitation B. V. M.
With his cantata Meine Seel Erhebt Den Herren which Bach composed for the Visitation of Mary (2July), he created a Magnificat setting of a different kind: The German text source is a combination of biblical text and a free interpretation, the basis being the Marian hymn of praise from the Gospel according to Luke. The 9thpsalm tone acts as the chorale melody and becomes a recurring musical theme.
With a small scoring of one trumpet (which if need be can be omitted), two oboes, strings and basso continuo along with four soloists andchoir,Bach succeeds in writing a festive music of 20-25 minutes.
This performing edition is based on the Urtext of the New Bach Edition.