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[+] Neumann, Werner. "Eine verschollene Ratswechselkantate J.S. Bachs." Bach-Jahrbuch 48 (1961): 52-57.

Although the records of the council meetings in Leipzig confirm that Bach wrote a cantata for the town council election (Ratswechselkantate) in 1740, only its text has come down to us. In the original version of the Weimarer Jagdkantate, BWV 208, however, Bach underlaid the soprano part of the final chorus with some verses of the 1740 Ratswechselkantate. Since also other parts from the Jagdkantate could be adapted, Neumann mentions the possibility that Bach parodied several of its movements.

Index Classifications: 1700s

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