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Johann Sebastian Bach

Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75

Sunday May 30, 1723
St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig, Germany

Bach usually led performances of his cantatas, most of which were composed within three years of his relocation to Leipzig. The first was Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75, performed in the Nikolaikirche on 30 May 1723, the first Sunday after Trinity. Bach collected his cantatas in annual cycles. Five are mentioned in obituaries, three are extant.


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