Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat! (No.12)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 18 (pp.189-232)
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Band 16. Kantaten zum 2. und 3. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (pp.1-80)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorus: 'Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes' (No.1)

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Aria: 'Hört, ihr Völker, Gottes Stimme' (No.3)

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Aria: 'Fahr hin, abgöttische Zunft!' (No.5)

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Sinfonia (No.8)

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Aria: 'Hasse nur, hasse mich recht' (No.10)

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Aria: 'Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat!' (No.12)

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For Violin, Viola and Cello (Lang and Bartoli)

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For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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General Information

Work Title Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
Alternative. Title The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 76 ; BC A 97
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 292
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 movements (in 2 parts):
  • Prima parte
1. Chorus: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (C major)
2. Recitativo (tenor): So läßt sich Gott nicht unbezueget! (A minor-E minor)
3. Aria (soprano): Hört, ihr Völker, Gottes Stimme (G major)
4. Recitativo (bass): Wer aber hört (E minor-C major)
5. Aria (bass): Fahr hin, abgöttische Zunft! (C major)
6. Recitativo (alto): Du hast uns, Herr, von allen Straßen (E minor)
7. Choral: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein (E minor)
  • Seconda parte
8. Sinfonia (E minor)
9. Recitativo (bass): Gott segne noch die treue Schar (B minor-A minor)
10. Aria (tenor): Hasse nur, hasse mich recht (A minor)
11. Recitativo (alto): Ich fühle schon im Geist (F major-C major)
12. Aria (alto): Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat! (E minor)
13. Recitativo (tenor): So soll die Christenheit (C major-E minor)
14. Choral: Es danke, Gott, und lobe dich (E minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1723 in Leipzig
First Performance. 1723-06-06 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1870 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Psalm XIX: 1, 3 (No.1)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Anonymous (Nos.2-6, 8-13)
Language German
Dedication 2nd Sunday after Trinity
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes (2nd also oboe d'amore), trumpet, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information Commentary on the movements, etc.

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