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We thank Thee, Lord, God, we thank Thee, Lord (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir)

Cantata for the inauguration of a new town council

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, organ obligato
Cantata for the inauguration of a new town council. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Hans Grischkat, Uwe Wolf. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Praise and thanks. Set of Orchestra Parts. Composed 1731. BWV 29. Duration 28 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.029/19. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3102919).

Item Number: CA.3102919

ISBN 9790007133993. Key: D major. Language: German/English.

Bach's cantata Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir of 1731, composed for the inauguration of the Leipzig town council, is one of the cantatas which has an obbligato organ part. In the introductory Sinfonia (an arrangement of the opening movement of the Partita in E for solo violin) and the final aria, the organ has a prominent solo part. The final aria is a transposed repetition of the first aria in the cantata, which frames its central section as a motto "Halleluja, Stark und Macht sei dem allerhochsten Namen". However, the high point of the cantata is the magnificent choral movement which precedes the first "Halleluja". Bach also re-used this music later in the "Gratias" and "Dona nobis pacem" sections of the Mass in B minor. New revised edition. Score and parts available separately - see item CA.3102900.

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