1. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

From Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Vivace
Structure
none
Length
73 measures

German text

English translation

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Lord God, we all praise you
Und sollen billig danken dir
And should fittingly thank you
Für dein Geschöpf der Engel schon,
For your creation of the resplendent angels
Die um dich schwebn um deinen Thron.
That hover around you, around your throne.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on Paul Eber’s 1554 hymn, which is a paraphrase of Philipp Melanchthon’s 1539 Latin Dicimus grates tibi (Dürr 2005, 696)
  • Text references: first verse of Paul Eber’s 1554 hymn (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Revelation 12:7–12:12; Matthew 18:1–18:11

Instrumentation

  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Oboe III
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano chorale
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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