“Comfort, Comfort Ye My People” (Tröstet, tröstet meine Lieben), text by Johann Olearius (1671). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 70.7), originally for text Freu dich sehr. Homophonic, SATB.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a composer, organist, and church musician who spent the peak of his career in Leipzig, Germany. His abundance of sacred works, including cantatas, passions, organ preludes, and chorale settings, still have a profound influence on Lutheran music. Read full biography.