Cantata BWV 59Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten

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Analysis

Note that on the Suzuki CD used as the source of the audio samples for this cantata, Suzuki provides a 5th movement -a closing chorale, on the grounds that having a cantata of only 4 movements that ends with a Bass aria is highly unusual and strongly suggestive of the cantata coming down to us in an incomplete form. He therefore borrows the final movement from BWV 6 to provide the closing harmonies for this work. However, this makes Suzuki’s 5th movement technically spurious, and therefore I have not included it in my audio samples. You will note, for example, that the full score for this work doesn’t include a fifth movement at all.


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