5. Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe

From Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV 110

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
12/8
Structure
none
Length
51 measures

German text

English translation

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe und Friede auf Erden und den Menschen ein Wohlgefallen! (Luke 2:14)
Glory be to God in the highest and peace on earth; and a happy occurrence for humanity!

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Drawn from the church-year cycle Gottgefälliges Kirchen-Opffer of 1711 by Georg Christian Lehms” (Dürr 2005, 98)
  • Text references: Luke 2:14 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Titus 2:11–2:14; Luke 2:1–2:14

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Organo

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