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Christian Friedrich Henrici Picander

Poet

Christian Friedrich Henrici Picander

1700 - 1764

Christian Friedrich Henrici (1700 – 1764), writing under the pen name Picander, was a German poet and librettist for many of the cantatas which Johann Sebastian Bach composed in Leipzig. Some of Bach's most important works used Henrici's libretti. Most notably their collaboration was on religious works in a Lutheran tradition such as the St Matthew Passion (BWV 244).

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Du lieber Heiland du (from 'St Matthew Passion') (1727) BMV244 Johann Sebastian Bach

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