Bach: Sheep may safely graze (Schafe können sicher weiden) as played by Khatia Buniatishvili (Encore)
Arrangement written according to the smooth and peaceful interpretation of the renowned pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. Written ornaments and dynamics indications was provided.
This piece fits perfectly in a concert encore, a recital, or just to delight your guests at a dinner party. The piece can also be used at weddings (entrance of pages or greetings) or even, in preludes and postludes of liturgical services. You and your guests will be delighted to hear this enchanting music by J. S. Bach.
Watch pianist Kathia’s performance in the Encore of her concert:
“Sheep may safely graze” (German: Schafe können sicher weiden) is a soprano aria by Johann Sebastian Bach to words by Salomon Franck. The piece was written in 1713 and is part of the cantata Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208 (Only the lively hunt pleases me), also known as the Hunting Cantata.
Like the Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, “Sheep may safely graze” is frequently played at weddings. However, the cantata BWV 208 was originally written for a birthday celebration of Christian, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels. Bach was based at the nearby court of Weimar, and musicians from both courts appear to have joined in the first performance in Weißenfels. Bach is known to have used the music again for other celebrations, but it remained unpublished until after his death.
Format: Concert, 9 x 12
Baroque Period, Classical Period, Inspirational, Instructional, Thanksgiving, Wedding
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