Wer an ihn gläubet BWV 68 (v) (Who trusts in him) constitutes the penultimate movement from the superb Whitsun work, ‘Also hat Gott die welt geliebt’ (For God so loved the world). Its taut contrapuntal structure plays on the balance of God’s judgement between those who trust and those who do not. Bach chooses an archaic, motet-like double fugue to reflect strict doctrine. Moreover the vocal parts of this concentrated five-part piece are doubled by the old Renaissance brass contingent of cornetto and trombones. Here, the trumpet plays the cornetto part without textual deviation. Bach’s cantatas provide a natural hunting ground for a Bach project of this kind.
- Trumpet in C
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