Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54 – Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Netherlands Bach Society, Maarten Engeltjes

‘Widerstehe doch der Sünde’ performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach. For a long time, this cantata was thought to be incomplete, as there are only three parts. The opposite became clear when a volume of libretti by Christian Lehms from 1711 came to light, containing the text from this cantata. It also clarified the occasion of the piece: Oculi, the fourth Sunday before Easter.

Recorded on February 1st 2014 at the Geertekerk, Utrecht. If you want to help us complete All of Bach, please subscribe to our channel or consider donating

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Netherlands Bach Society Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor and harpsichord Maarten Engeltjes, alto

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