The second volume of the New Bach Edition – Revised publishes three Weimar cantatas
The second volume in the series Johann Sebastian Bach: New Bach Edition – Revised (NBArev) is devoted to three Weimar cantatas. A new edition of the cantatas Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele BWV 143, Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret BWV 31 and Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! BWV 132 became necessary because newly-discovered sources and recent research raised questions about the integrity of the musical text in the original volumes of the New Bach Edition. The reappraisal particularly concerns aspects of the notation (performing at different pitches) and the various surviving copies of the three Weimar cantatas. The volume is edited by Andreas Glöckner. The Appendix of the volume (BA 5936) contains the conjectural original version of Cantata BWV 143 with three trumpets and timpani.