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Praise thou the Lord, o my spirit, BWV 143

Cantata for soloists, choir and Orchestra

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Solo soprano voice/solo tenor voice/solo bass voice/SATB choir/piano (Soprano Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir, 2 Trp, timpani, bassoon, 2 V, Va, Continuo)
Cantata for soloists, choir and Orchestra. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Andreas Glockner. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Urtext of the New Bach Edition - Revised Edition. Vocal score. BWV 143. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10143-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10143-90).

Item Number: BA.BA10143-90

ISBN 9790006542413. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: German, English. Preface: Andreas Glockner.

Little is known about the genesis ofLobe den Herrn, meine Seele(Praise thou the Lord, o my spirit BWV 143.

A transcription from the 19th century was for a long time considered the only source; the musical text of theNew Bach Editionwas 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 theNew Bach Edition - Revisedin 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 theNew Bach Edition - Revised
- Idiomatic piano reduction

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