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Lord God, thy praise we sing (Herr Gott, dich loben wir)
Cantata for the New Year's Day
By Johann Sebastian Bach

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ATB vocal soli, SATB choir, oboe I/oboe d'caccia (viola), oboe II, corno d'caccia, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Cantata for the New Year's Day. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Michael Marker. This edition: urtext. Hymns by Martin Luther: Herr Gott, dich loben wir; Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Herr Gott, dich loben wir. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, New year. Full score. Composed 1725. BWV 16. 32 pages. Duration 18 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.016/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3101600).

Item Number: CA.3101600

ISBN 9790007087623. Language: German/English. Text: Luther, Martin.

This cantata was first performed in Leipzig on New Year's Day 1726. It belongs to a small group of compositions which were composed between Advent 1725 and mid-January 1726 and whose text were written by the same author. There is no reference to the New Year in connection with the circumcision and naming of Jesus in this "afternoon worship service." Rather the thoughts in this work are concerned with the praise of God and thanks for his good deeds.

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