Bach and the Church Year
Since we are fast approaching the end of the present church year and the beginning of the new church year, on December 3, the First Sunday in Advent, I thought you might like to see what J.S. Bach’s Church Year was like. Here is an excellent chart showing you the Sundays in the Church Year as celebrated in Leipzig in the early 18th century, and you will see which cantatas that Bach prepared for the various Sundays and fixed festivals and minor festivals. And, as always, do remember, “The more Bach the better” is a fine general rule for life, because friends do not let friends go without Bach.