Bach Chorale and March
SMC S755FS/ HL 3778352
J.S. Bach is know to have written more than 200 sacred and secular cantatas, a piece music for voices with orchestral accompaniment. This chorale and march arranged for band comes from his "Peasant Cantata" (also titled "We have a new magistrate"), a delightful work first performed in 1742 on the installation of a new magistrate in the rural town of Klein-Zschocher, Saxony. Bach incorporated several popular tunes, such as the melody used in this band setting, from the final aria "Come let us to the bagpipes sound", the text of which tells of the township's approval of the new landlord, and the good times had at the local tavern.