Meine Freundin, du bist schön (Bach, Johann Christoph)


Sheet Music


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Fhildebrand (2011/9/5)

Copyist Johann Ambrosius Bach
Publisher. Info. Manuscript (copy), n.d.?
Misc. Notes Original Manuscript parts copied out by Ambrosius Bach. The parts are prefaced with a commentary on the work, also by Ambrosius Bach (Gardiner, John Eliot "Music In The Castle Of Heaven", 2013).
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General Information

Work Title Meine Freundin du bist Schön
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Christoph
Key G minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1676
Librettist Songs of Solomon, possibly altered by J.C. Bach?
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: violin, 3 violas + continuo

Misc. Comments

Wedding music.
Contains the famous ciaconna "Mein Freund is Mein" for Alto, solo violin and viol consort.
The text is originally from the Songs of Solomon, but sometimes slightly altered for the piece in question, possibly by J.C. Bach himself.

Recorded on the 1986 album "The Bach Family before Johann Sebastian: Cantatas".