J.S.Bach Cantata



                    The Cantatas




              Johann Sebastian Bach










A Ministry of the Christ Church Cathedral (Montreal, Quebec) Music Programme to combine text, translation, commentaries and music already available to allow free, informed, online listening of the Bach Cantatas.

A Work in Progress.

Click to go the index of available cantatas according to BWV numbers.

Click to go to the index of available cantatas according to liturgical use.

Click to read about J. S. Bach.

Click to go to a listing of J.S. Bach's music available for free, online listening from the Classical Music Library of Alexander Street Press.


Gratitude is expressed to                                                                                

Bach Cantatas for the organization of texts, translations,commentaries and a variety of other information;           

Prof. Walter F. Bischof of the University of Alberta for the German texts;

Prof. Z. Philip Ambrose of the University of Vermont for English translations;

Tobin Schmuck of Bach Vespers N.Y.C. also for English translations;

Jonathan Dimmock for suggestions as to current liturgical use;

Classical Music Library for making available the free, online listening of the complete cycle of Bach Cantatas by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling (conductor) as recorded by Hänssler;

Simon Crouch, All Music, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Emmanuel Music for their commentaries on the Bach Cantatas.