Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

Sacred cantata for St. Michaels’s Day
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1724
BWV 130

1.
Chorus
Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
SATB · 3 tr · timp · 3 ob · str · bc
SATB · 
tr · timp · 3 ob · str · bc
2.
Recitative
A · 
bc
3.
Aria
Der alte Drache brennt vor Neid
B · 3 tr · timp · bc
B · 
tr · timp · bc
4.
Recitative
ST · 
str · bc
5.
Aria
T · 
fl · bc
6.
Chorale
Darum wir billig loben dich
SATB · 3 tr · timp · 3 ob · str · bc
SATB · 
tr · timp · 3 ob · str · bc

Appendix

String version

3.
Aria
B · 
str · bc

Instrumentation

  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Flauto traverso
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Oboe III
  • Violino I
  • VIolino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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

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