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Sheep May Safely Graze - BWV 208

with Bourdon 16', Contra Viola 16', Contra Dulciana 16' & Contra Oboe 16' on the swell. Gedeckt 8' on the great, Lieblich Gedeckt 16' on the pedal.

J.S. Bach

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart's desire), BWV 208, also known as the Hunting Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. Aria 5, "Schafe konnen sicher weiden" (or "Sheep may safely graze"), is perhaps the most familiar part of this cantata.

This work was popularized by noted organist E. Power Biggs who played it on his national radio program devoted to pipe organ music in the 1940's & 50's.

recorded/sequenced on the Reuter opus #822 pipe organ, July 13, 2007

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