Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft, BWV 50 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/06)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 10 (pp.341-64)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1860. Plate B.W. X.
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Philip Legge (2010/11/13)

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Editor Philip Legge (1972*)
Publisher. Info. Choral Public Domain Library, 12 July 2002
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Misc. Notes Set includes alternate Oboe III part for Oboe d’amore in A (on account of Bach’s part being unplayable on the modern instrument).
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arranger Philip Legge (1972*)
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General Information

Work Title Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft
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Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 50
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1860 (BGA)
Librettist Revelations 12:10
Language German
Dedication Feast of St. Michael the Archangel
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3–4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: 2 mixed choruses (SATB+SATB)
Orchestra: 3 oboes, 3 trumpets in D, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

A single movement which “poses many unresolved questions for scholarship with regard to its origin, use, and context.” The piece is really a gigantic choral fugue. The text points to its being for the Feast of the Archangel Michael.
This piece may be spurious, according to Rifkin.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach