The Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach

Sacred & Secular; complete in two volumes


W Gillies Whittaker


Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1978
The Cantatas of Johann Sebastian BachThe Cantatas of Johann Sebastian BachThe Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach

Printing Details

Two volumes, paperback reprints. 21.5 × 14cm, Vol 1: xiv + 717pp, vol 2: 762pp.

Bach's cantatas comprise a vast quantity of superb music written by one of the greatest of all composers. In this work, always enlightening and often entertaining, each cantata is discussed as a whole and the text and musical settings are in almost every case minutely analysed. General questions are also considered, with a penetration derived from a lifetime's experience (Whittaker conducted every one of the cantatas in public). For those who love Bach's music, this is an indispensable guide and source of information.


This is a good set, there is a little wear to the covers and fading to the spine but essentially good copies.



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