Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Rgagnaux (2016/8/14)

Performers Agnes Giebel (soprano), Wilhelmine Matthès (alto)
Richard Lewis (tenor), Heinz Rehfuss (bass)
Choeur Bach, Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique d'Amsterdam
André Vandernoot (conductor)
Publisher Info. New York: Musical Masterpiece Society/Concert Hall, 1961. MMS-2240.
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Aria: 'Komm in mein Herzenhaus' (No.4)

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Michrond (2015/12/28)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/08)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 18
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1870. Plate B.W. XVIII.
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Misc. Notes Trumpets & Timpani W.F. Bach
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Carolus (2015/5/16)

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Translator John Troutbeck (1832-1899), English text
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
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Choral: 'Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn' (No.8)

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Misc. Notes The final chorale with all stanzas of the hymn according to Evangelisches Gesangbuch.
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Chorale: 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott' (No.1)

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Aria: 'Alles, was von Gott geboren' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Komm in mein Herzenhaus' (No.4)

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Chorale: 'Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär' (No.5)

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Duetto: 'Wie selig sind doch die, die Gott im Munde tragen' (No.7)

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Choral: 'Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn' (No.8)

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Editor Frieder Rempp (1942-)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie III. Motetten, Choräle, Lieder
Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.29)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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Misc. Notes From Dietel Sammlung as "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (No.35). More details. 600 dpi. Page size is 10.00 x 12.688 inches.
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General Information

Work Title Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Alternative. Title A mighty Fortress is our God
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 80 ; BC A 183b
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Chorale: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (D major)
  2. Aria (soprano, bass): Alles, was von Gott geboren (D major)
  3. Recitativo (bass): Erwäge doch (B minor-F minor)
  4. Aria (soprano): Komm in mein Herzenhaus (B minor)
  5. Choral: Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär (D major)
  6. Recitativo (tenor): So stehe dann (B minor-D major)
  7. Duetto (alto, tenor): Wie selig sind doch die, die Gott im Munde tragen (G major)
  8. Choral: Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1727-1731, rev. 1744-1747
First Performance. 1715 in Weimar, rev. 1730
First Publication. 1821 (BGA)
Librettist see below
Martin Luther (1483-1546) (Nos.1-2, 5, 8)
Salomo Franck (1659-1725) (Nos.3-4, 6-7)
Language German
Dedication Feast of Reformation
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 oboes, 2 oboes d'amore, oboe da caccia, 3 trumpets*, timpani*, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Final Leipzig version, BC A 183b
Weimer version, BWV 80a
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information *The trumpet and timpani parts are thought to be later additions by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.
Commentary on the movements, etc.

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Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach