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

Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Choir and piano Soprano voice and Tenor voice (Soli), SATB Choir, Piano
Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Alfred Dorffel & Karel Torvik. Arranged by Bernhard Todt. This edition: Paperback. Sacred Cantata, Original Works, Transcriptions, Choral. Baroque Period; Sacred/Hymns, German, Christmas/Hannukah. Large Vocal Score. With Text Language: Latin. Composed 1740. Duration 15 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z7520).

Item Number: SA.Z7520

ISBN 9781932419375. 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.

  • 1. Gloria in Excelsis Deo 
  • 2. Gloria Patri 
  • 3. Sicut erat in principio 

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