Erwählte Pleißenstadt, BWV 216a by Johann Sebastian Bach

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''''''''''' ("O chosen Leipzig", literally: "Chosen city on the [river] Pleiße"), '''BWV 216a''', is a secular cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.

It was a homage cantata for the Leipzig Town Council and was first performed in 1728 or later. The music is lost, but there is scope for its partial reconstruction.

The work is known to have been a parody of ''Vergnügte Pleißenstadt'' BWV 216 (a wedding cantata with text by Picander), which survives in fragmentary form.

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