This volume presents, for the first time, arias from the Easter Oratorio, the Magnificat in E-flat major, sacred cantatas and the secular cantata BWV 208 of Johann Sebastian Bach that contain obbligato parts for one, two or three recorders. The musical text has been adopted from the “Urtext” of the New Bach Edition.

Music and words are inseparable in Bach’s works. Therefore, as an aid to the interpretation of these flute solos, our richly annotated collection offers not only flute part but also the complete vocal part for each movement. In this way, the edition not only represents a novel form of orchestral studies, it also opens up an important area of the flute repertoire.

- A comprehensive introduction offers an overview of the Recorder in Bach’s Vocal Music as well as detailed information on each of the movements.