Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us) is possibly Johann Sebastian Bach's most famous church cantata. He composed the chorale cantata in Leipzig for the 27th Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 25 November 1731. It is said that Bach only ever performed this cantata once in his lifetime.
(EbCl) 6 Cl Cl/EbAlto Cl BsCl BsCl (CbCl)
3 min, 45 sec
This piece is scored for the following line-up: Eb Clarinet (optional) Bb Clarinet 1 Bb Clarinet 2 Bb Clarinet 3 Bb Clarinet 4 Bb Clarinet 5 Bb Clarinet 6 Bb Clarinet 7 (alternative to Alto Clarinet in Eb) Alto Clarinet in Eb (alternative to Bb Clarinet 7) Bb Bass Clarinet 1 Bb Bass Clarinet 2 Contra Bass Clarinet in Bb (optional)