Meine Freundin, du bist schön (Bach, Johann Christoph)
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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).
|Work Title||Meine Freundin du bist Schön|
|Composer||Bach, Johann Christoph|
|Year/Date of Composition||1676|
|Librettist||Songs of Solomon, possibly altered by J.C. Bach?|
|Average Duration||20 minutes|
|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".