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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

We thank Thee, Lord, God, we thank Thee, Lord BWV 29

Cantata for the inauguration of a new town council

for4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ solo
Musical EditionsPiano reduction
Item no.232880
Author / ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
EditorHans Grischkat
Languagesgerman, english
Scope32 pages; 19 × 27 cm
Year of origin1731
Release year1997
Publisher / ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV 31.029/03


Scoring: Soli SATB, Coro SATB, 2 Ob, 3 Tr, Timp, Vl solo, 2 Vl, Va, Org obl, Bc

Bach’s cantata Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (We thank Thee, Lord, God, we thank Thee, Lord) of 1731, composed for the inauguration of the Leipzig town council, is one of the cantatas which has an obbligato organ part. In the introductory Sinfonia (an arrangement of the opening movement of the Partita in E for solo violin) and the final aria, the organ has a prominent solo part. The final aria is a transposed repetition of the first aria in the cantata, which frames its central section as a motto "Halleluja, Stärk und Macht sei dem allerhöchsten Namen". However, the high point of the cantata is the magnificent choral movement which precedes the first "Halleluja". Bach also re-used this music later in the "Gratias" and "Dona nobis pacem" sections of the Mass in B minor.

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