Description

This arrangement of a splendid Bach chorus first used in the secular Cantata 207 is perhaps better known in its later version from Cantata 207a, Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten (Come, resounding tones of merry trumpets). Much of the music for this cantata is celebratory and lushly scored for a large orchestra including trumpets, oboes d'amore and flutes, making it an ideal vehicle for concert band.