It depicts a scene in which a father berates his daughter for drinking the intoxicating beverage. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was also apparently a coffee enthusiast.So much so that he wrote a composition about the beverage. She in turn protests, "How sweet the coffee tastes, more delicious than a thousand kisses, mellower than muscatel wine. Though he was more famous for writing sacred pieces, the occasional secular gem showed Bach to be a humorous and inventive chap. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach , wrote Coffee Cantata in 1732 to be performed at the Zimmerman's Coffee House. Cantatas, BWV 211–220 BWV 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata) BWV 212: Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet (Peasant Cantata) BWV 213: Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen (Hercules auf dem Scheidewege) BWV 214: Tönet, ihr Pauken! Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera.In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata Anais Naharro-Murphy, soprano Matthew Lulofs, baritone Brandon McShaffrey, director Wednesday, December 14th 12:00pm – 12:45pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Come for the fun! J.S. Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, also known as the Coffee Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach.He composed it probably between 1732 and 1735. 9. On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series is happy to present … BWV 215: Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen; BWV 216: Vergnügte Pleissenstadt For the rest of the lyrics to this song click here. Come for the coffee! How Bach managed to write such beautiful (and intense) music with shaky, caffeine-addled hands is a mystery, but it's a good thing he did: Nicknamed "The Coffee Cantata," is a comedic love note to the one of the German composer's favorite beverages, penned (one assumes during sleepless nights) between 1732 and 1734. Bach owned a few coffee makers and was a big coffee … Erschallet, Trompeten! Although nowadays we associate really good coffee with France and Italy, coffee did not arrive in Europe until about the same time that Bach was born. Boyer recital credit given. (…and pastries!) The Coffee Cantata was probably performed by Collegium Musicum at Gottfried Zimmermann's coffee house. Described as a mini comic opera, 'Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht' ('Be still, stop chattering') it concerns the characters' addiction to coffee and was most likely first performed in a Leipzig coffee house. It did not take long, however, for coffee to become the fashionable drink in European cities, and by the time Bach wrote the Coffee Cantata (around 1732-1735), coffee houses were commonplace. The Coffee Cantata, "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht" ("Be silent, don't chatter") (BWV 211), is one of them. This cantata reflects the growing popularity of coffee at that time in Leipzig. Bach wrote the cantata (with lyrics by a librettist known as Picander) in the 1730s, and The composer wrote it when he was living in Leipzig, a German city … Bach composed his short, comic "Coffee Cantata" in 1735. J. S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata (Music for Mondays) September 24, 2012 Frank Weathers Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! Coffee, coffee I must have, and if someone wishes to give me a treat, ah, then pour me out some coffee!" The Coffee Cantata.