This volume contains parallel texts and translations of all Bach's church and secular cantatas that have come down to us complete. The volume also includes a short glossary of geographical and mythological names, a list of dedicatees of the secular cantatas, a list of the poets with their dates, and an introduction to the cantatas by Martin Neary, formerly organist of Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Richard Stokes teaches languages at Westminster School, London, coaches singers in the interpretation of Lieder, and gives frequent lectures on song composers. He is the co-author of books on German, French and Spanish song, including The Spanish Song Companion to be published by Scarecrow Press.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Complete Church and Secular Cantatas Chapter 4 Glossary Chapter 5 Dedicatees of Bach's Secular Cantatas Chapter 6 The Poets Chapter 7 The Cantatas in Alphabetical Order