Praise thou the Lord, o my spirit, BWV 143 (Cantata for soloists, choir and orchestra). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Andreas Glockner. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. For vocal soloists, choir, and orchestra (Solo Soprano/Solo Tenor/Solo Bass/Mixed Choir: SATB/2 Trumpets/Timpani/Bassoon/2 Violins/Viola/Basso continuo). This edition: Stapled, Urtext edition. Stapled. Urtext of the New Bach Edition - Revised Edition. Piano reduction. Language: German/English. BWV 143. 23 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10143-90).
ISBN 9790006542413. With Language: German/English. 27 x 19 cm inches.
Little is known about the genesis of "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele" BWV 143.
A transcription from the 19th century was for a long time considered the only source; the musical text of the "New Bach Edition" was based on this material. Recently however a copy of the score from 1762 has become available. It offers a more reliable musical text, rendering a complete revision of the cantata necessary.
On the basis of this new source, the work is presented here as part of the "New Bach Edition - Revised" in what is presumably its original form in C major with three trumpets. This orchestration is more typical of Bach's writing than the version for three horns in the surviving B-flat major version.
- Revised Urtext edition of the Weimar Cantata
- Based on the "New Bach Edition - Revised"
Idiomatic piano reduction.