J. S. Bach: Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild BWV 79. carus music

Johann Sebastian Bach

God the Lord is sun and shield

Cantata for Reformation Day

BWV 79, 1725 (?)

Description

The cantata “Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild” was very probably performed for the first time on Reformation Day (31 October) 1725. The opening chorus contains several challenges, with a rapid sequence of vocal entries and intricate writing in which each singer’s voice needs to be secure in order not to fall by the wayside. From "Er wird kein Gutes mangeln lassen" at the latest, it is worth using the coach in slow mode so as not to be caught unawares by the short note values and the unpredictable text underlay.

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Performers: Dorothee Mields (soprano), Benno Schachtner (alto), Tobias Berndt (basso) – Gaechinger Cantorey – Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann Personal details

Ensemble

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Dorothee Mields Personal details

Soloist - alto

Benno Schachtner Personal details

Soloist - bass

Tobias Berndt Personal details

Continuo realisation by

Paul Horn Personal details

Translator

Jutta Wicker Personal details

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach Personal details