Bach Cantatas Analyzed & Annotated

Additional scores will be added periodically and current scores may be updated from time to time.

The underlying scores are vocal-piano scores based on the Bach Gesellschaft (collected) edition. These are more compact and more easily played than full scores and are in the universal public domain. While some emendations arising from more recent scholarship have been indicated, no systematic checking was done (e.g., comprehensive comparisons with the Neue Bach Ausgabe—the new collected edition). Nevertheless, salient observations about the reasons for Bach’s musical choices should generally hold true. Readers are encouraged to send corrections to [email protected]