Bach’s cantata “Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen” (They will all come forth out of Sheba) written for Epiphany 1724 (6 January) contains one of his most fabulous introductory choruses. The horns call all the people together to praise the newborn, not just the 3 kings. The piece has an oriental spicy sound that smells of cardamom, nutmeg and candles !

The cantata concluded his first Christmas season as Thomaskantor in Leipzig which had been celebrated with five cantatas, four of them new compositions, the Magnificat and a new Sanctus (ref. my previous post).

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