Cantata No. 118: Oh Jesus Lord

Composer: 
J.S. Bach
Catalog numbers: 

EBM EBM0650000/ HL 45299

Duration (minutes): 
3
Detailed Instrumentation: 
SATB: 0.0.2.0: 0.3.2.0
Cantata No. 118 is a sacred motet composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is known to have been performed at a funeral, and was possibly a generic work intended for funerals. When the work was first published in the nineteenth century it was called a cantata, perhaps because it has an instrumental accompaniment. While it is not an a cappella work, modern scholarship accepts it is a motet.