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A mighty fortress is our God (Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott)

Kantate zum Reformationsfest

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes/2 oboe d'amore, oboe d'caccia, [3 trumpets, timpani], 2 violins, viola, basso continuo - Level 3
Kantate zum Reformationsfest. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Klaus Hofmann. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal; Hymns by Martin Luther: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott. German title: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (rev.2004). Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Reformation Day. Choir score. BWV 80. 12 pages. Duration 30 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.080/05. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3108005).

Item Number: CA.3108005

ISBN M-007-16635-9. Key: D-major. Language: German/English. Text: Martin Luther, Salomo Franck.

This cantata can be traced back to two earlier works by Bach: The original work was the cantata "Alles, was von Gott geboren" (Weimar, 1715, BWV 80a); a second version (BWV 80b) was composed in Leipzig between 1727-1731. The simple chorale movement which opens the second version is printed in the appendix of this version of the cantata (BWV 80).

Score available separately - see item CA.3108000.

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