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 , ca. 27x19 cm, paperback
EUR10,50 / copies

full score

ca. 32x25 cm, clothbound edition
EUR59,00 / copies

vocal score

24 pages , ca. 27x19 cm, paperback
EUR10,50 / copies

choral score

4 pages , DIN A4
EUR2,60 / copies
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 2,60 EUR
from 40 copies 2,34 EUR
from 60 copies 2,08 EUR

Complete orchestral parts (economical set price)

You save about 15% compared to the purchase of all parts separately. 33.239/19
EUR82,00 / copies
  • consisting of
    5 x violin 1 (33.239/11)
    each: 4,50 €
    5 x violin 2 (33.239/12)
    each: 4,50 €
    4 x viola (33.239/13)
    each: 4,50 €
    4 x basso continuo (33.239/14)
    each: 4,50 €
    1 x flute 1 (33.239/21)
    each: 3,50 €
    1 x flute 2 (33.239/22)
    each: 3,50 €
    1 x organ (33.239/49)
    each: 8,60 €


also available in the set 33.239/49
12 pages , ca. 32x23 cm
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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