Sheet Music: Now Let Us the Bagpipes Sound

TitleNow Let Us the Bagpipes Sound
from Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet
Alternate titlesWir gehn nun, wo der Tudelsack
Opus numberBWV 212
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Strings
KeyB-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo136 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-03-07
Last updated2012-03-07
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Wednesday 7 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Now Let Us the Bagpipes Sound

by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for flute and strings

This piece, whose original title is “Wir gehn nun, wo der Tudelsack”, constitutes the final chorus of the Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet (“We have a new governor”) cantata, BWV 212, composed in 1742. This secular cantata was entitled the “Cantate burlesque” (burlesque cantata) by Bach himself, but is now popularly known as the Peasant Cantata.

Thanks to Michael for suggesting this tune!