Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: "Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste"

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

"Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste"

BR-CPEB G 1 (Wq 239), 1783


Vol. VI, 4 of the C.P.E. Bach Complete Edition, edited by the Packard Humanities Institute The “Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste” Wq 239 resulted from the personal friendship between the poet F.G. Klopstock and the composer. It exudes the spirit of the end of the 18th century like almost no other work. In keeping with the spirit of the Enlightenment, a natural event – sunrise – is used as an allegory for the resurrection, giving expression to it. The natural spectacle also forms the starting point for Bach’s composition, an eight-part, through-composed cantata for two sopranos, chorus, flutes, strings, and continuo. The term “Schöpfungsfest”, or “festival of creation”, refers to Sunday as the day which commemorates the seventh day of creation. This volume of the Complete Edition contains the “Morgengesang”, the wedding cantata, and arias and chamber cantatas. The performance material for the edition contains just the "Morgengesang".

A look inside


vocal score

24 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR11,50 / copies

full score

192 pages, 25 x 32 cm, clothbound
EUR62,00 / copies

vocal score

24 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR11,50 / copies

choral score

4 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR2,95 / copies
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 2,95 EUR
from 40 copies 2,66 EUR
from 60 copies 2,36 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

DIN A4, without cover
EUR82,00 / copies
  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x flute 1, 1 x flute 2 (33.239/09)
    each: 6,50 €
    5 x individual part, violin 1 (33.239/11)
    each: 4,50 €
    5 x individual part, violin 2 (33.239/12)
    each: 4,50 €
    4 x individual part, viola (33.239/13)
    each: 4,50 €
    4 x individual part, basso continuo (33.239/14)
    each: 4,50 €
    1 x individual part, organ (33.239/49)
    each: 8,60 €

individual part, organ

12 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR8,60 / copies

Product information

Songwriter / Librettist

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Personal details


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Personal details


Hier warten neue Aufgaben auf ambitionierte Chorleiter. Überflüssig, die Qualität der Neuausgabe zu kommentieren: Das sprichwörtliche Carus-Niveau kennt und schätzt längst jeder seriöse Musiker.
Friedrich Storfinger, Musica Sacra, 5/2014

Die Ausgaben tragen hoffentlich dazu bei, dass die Musik am Übergang zwischen Barock und Klassik wieder mehr Beachtung findet.
Württembergische Blätter für Kirchenmusik, 6/2014


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