Chorale cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach


Chorale cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach are church cantatas in which both text and music are based on one Lutheran hymn. In his second annual cycle in Leipzig, beginning with the first Sunday after Trinity of 1724, he planned to compose a chorale cantata for each occasion of the liturgical year. He composed new works until Palm Sunday of 1725 (less than a full year later), and in later years added several works for the occasions he had omitted. This cycle, also termed the "chorale cantata year", has been named "the largest musical project that the composer ever undertook".