1. Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

From Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
137 measures

German text

English translation

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes,
The heavens declare the glory of God,
und die Feste verkündiget seiner Hände Werk.
and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Es ist keine Sprache noch Rede,
There is no speech or language,
da man nicht ihre Stimme höre.
since one does not hear their voices.
(Psalm 19:2,4)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Psalm 19:1 (verbatim); Psalm 19:3 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 John 3:13–3:18; Luke 14:16–14:24

Instrumentation

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

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