|作曲者||Christian August Jacobi|
|タイトル||Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt [score]|
|楽器編成（詳細）||Solo SATB,Coro SATB,2 Violins,Viola,Cello/Contrabass,Harp ad lib,Basso continuo|
|形状||32 ページ・21 x 29.7 cm・130 g・ソフトカバー|
The Bach contemporary Christian August Jacobi is among those composers who made a lasting impression among 18th century Middle German composers, since the influence of the Thomaskantor himself was limited primarily to Leipzig. Jacobi’s cantatas are richly varied and they not too difficult to perform. Five of the six movements of the Christmas cantata Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet for soli, choir, strings and basso continuo are based on Luther's Christmas chorale “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her”, which give the work a traditional character (the text of the first movement is based on the Gospel of St. John). The richly varied instrumentation and alternation between choral movements and duets by the soloists bring to the sound of the cantata a variety which will also be enhanced by the use of the harp (ad libitum).