Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 by Johann Sebastian Bach


(Yield now, troubling shadows), BWV 202', is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, most likely composed for a wedding in Köthen around 1718, possibly his own to Anna Magdalena on 3 December 1721 where she might have sung it herself. It is one of Bach's most recorded cantatas. The aria "" (To practice sweet courtship, to joyously cuddle) is frequently performed as a concert piece.