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Cantata No. 191: Gloria in Excelsis Deo, BWV 191

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Cantata No. 191: Gloria in Excelsis Deo, BWV 191 (Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Alfred Dorffel & Karel Torvik. Arranged by Bernhard Todt. Choir and piano. For Soprano voice and Tenor voice (Soli), SATB Choir, Piano. This edition: Paperback. Sacred Cantata, Original Works, Transcriptions, Choral. Baroque Period; Sacred/Hymns, German, Christmas/Hannukah. Large Vocal Score. Text Language: Latin. Composed 1740. 48 pages. Duration 15 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z7520).

ISBN 9781932419375. With Text Language: Latin. Baroque Period; Sacred/Hymns, German, Christmas/Hannukah. 8.27 x 11.69 inches.

An insteresting case of self-borrowing. Bach took music from his own Mass in B-minor (BWV 191/1 corresponds to the Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191/2 to the Domine Deus, BWV 191/3 to the Cum sancto spiritu) for use in this latin cantata written to celebrate the Peace of Dresden (which ended the 2nd Silesian war). It was first performed on Christmas day, 1745. Newly engraved carefully edited vocal score based on the Bach Gessellschaft edition.

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