Johann Sebastian Bach: God the Lord is sun and shield

Johann Sebastian Bach

God the Lord is sun and shield

Cantata for Reformation Day

BWV 79, 1725 (?)

Description

After the really well-known cantata "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (A mighty fortress is our God) BWV 80, Bach’s only other cantata for Reformation Day is "Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild" (God the Lord is sun and shield) BWV 79. The central chorale movement "Nun danket alle Gott" has become extremely famous separately from the cantata. This movement is characterised by the catchy melody of the two horn parts with their interludes between the lines of the chorale. These in turn are taken from the freely-composed opening chorus, thus forming a surprising link between the movement for chorus and the chorale. The chorus and both the arias in the cantata were used later in a Latin parody in the so-called "Lutheran Masses".

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Product information

Editor

Uwe Wolf Personal details

Continuo realisation by

Paul Horn Personal details

Translator

Jutta Wicker Personal details

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach Personal details