Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): – The Church Year – Pentecost: Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! – BWV 172

This particular Cantata (BWV172) was composed for Pentecost and dates from the period when Bach was Kapellmeister in Weimar during his time there he composed several large-scale works for some of the major holidays in the Lutheran church calendar, Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. While at Weimar Bach was fortunate in having the poet Salomo Franck…