“Upon the Cross Extended” (O Welt, sich hier dein Leben), text by Paul Gerhardt (1647). Tune O Welt, ich muß dich lassen (1555). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 244.37). 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.