I had the pleasure of hearing a recital by the American soprano, Julianne Baird, last evening. Her program was replete with gorgeous Baroque and classical offerings from Handel to Bach to Beethoven. She was assisted by fortepianist, Andrew Willis.
The standouts for me were, of course, by Bach, and in particular, the aria from the Wedding Cantata (BWV 202). Ms. Baird chose to present Phöbus elit, the 2nd aria from this secular cantata.
Historians are not sure exactly when Bach composed this cantata, or under what circumstances. It was probably an early work.
Enjoy this 1987 recording of the Wedding Cantata with Ms. Baird and The Bach Ensemble led by Joshua Rifkin.