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