Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Dank-Hymne der Freundschaft

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Dank-Hymne der Freundschaft

O give thanks unto the Lord

BR-CPEB Gs 9, 1785


Vol. V, 5, I of the C.P.E. Bach Complete Edition, edited by the Packard Humanities Insitute C.P.E. Bach’s Dank-Hymne, a large-scale cantata which the 72-year-old wrote at the beginning of 1785 in Hamburg, probably for the occasion of an unknown person’s birthday. The cantata comprises two self-contained parts, the first of which portrays a hymn of praise to almighty God and creation. The birthday is only referred to in the distinctly shorter second part, and then only indirectly, before the final chorus strikes up the hymn of creation again, ending with the words “Schön ist Gottes Welt”. The Dank-Hymne is one of Bach’s most modern vocal works and already clearly shows an awareness of the great oratorios of Joseph Haydn.


vocal score

72 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR16,80 / copies

full score

25 x 32 cm, clothbound
EUR59,00 / copies

vocal score

72 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR16,80 / copies

choral score

16 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR4,60 / copies
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set of parts, complete orchestral parts

DIN A4, without cover
EUR191,00 / copies
  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x bassoon, 1 x flute 1, 1 x flute 2, 1 x horn 1, 1 x horn 2, 1 x oboe 1, 1 x oboe 2, 1 x timpani, 1 x trumpet 1, 1 x trumpet 2 (33.504/09)
    each: 39,80 €
    5 x individual part, violin 1 (33.504/11)
    each: 8,60 €
    5 x individual part, violin 2 (33.504/12)
    each: 8,60 €
    4 x individual part, viola (33.504/13)
    each: 8,60 €
    4 x individual part, basso continuo (33.504/14)
    each: 8,60 €

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