Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Was unser Gott geschaffen hat' (No.3)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1728-31)
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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
First edition
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 24 (pp.159-82)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1876. Plate B.W. XXIV.
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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorus: 'Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut' (No.1)

For 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos (Bartoli)

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Aria: 'Was unser Gott geschaffen hat' (No.3)

For Quartets: Oboe d'Amore ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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For Violin, Viola and Cello (Lang / Bartoli)

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For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Aria: 'Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß' (No.6)

For String Trios (Lang)

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Aria: 'Ich will dich all mein Leben lang' (No.7)

For Sextets: Flute ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Chorale: 'Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not' (No.4)

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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.71, 9)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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Misc. Notes From Dietel Sammlung as "Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut" (Nos.1/100). More details. 600 dpi. Page size is 10.00 x 12.688 inches.
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General Information

Work Title Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut
Alternative. Title Praise and honour be to the highest Good
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 117 ; BC A 187
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 583
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements:
1. Chorus: Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut (G major)
2. Recitativo (bass): Es danken dir die Himmelsheer (C major-G major)
3. Aria (tenor): Was unser Gott geschaffen hat (E minor)
4. Chorale: Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not (G major)
5. Recitativo (alto): Der Herr ist noch und nimmer nicht (D major)
6. Aria (bass): Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß (B minor)
7. Aria (alto): Ich will dich all mein Leben lang (D major)
8. Recitativo (tenor): Ihr, die ihr Christi Namen nennt (B minor-G major)
9. Chorale: So kommet vor sein Angesicht (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1728-31? in Leipzig
First Performance. 1728-31? in Leipzig
First Publication. 1876 (BGA)
Librettist Johann Jacob Schütz (1640-1690)
Language German
Dedication Unspecified/Unknown Occasion
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 oboes d'amore, strings, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

For an unknown occasion.

Commentary on the movements

  1. [Versus 1 Chorale]: Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut. The chorale is sung plain to a lively instrumental accompaniment, perpetuum mobile. The additional colours of flutes lend this movement a relaxed air.
  2. Versus 2 Recitativo (Bass): Es danken dir die Himmelsheer. Secco recitative.
  3. Versus 3 [Aria] (Tenor): Was unser Gott geschaffen hat. Two oboes d'amore complement the tenor's sorrowful line to make this a sharp contrast from the previous two movements
  4. Versus 4 Choraliter: Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not. A plain chorale setting.
  5. Versus 5 Recitativo (Alto): Der Herr ist noch und nimmer nicht. Recitative with string accompaniment-arioso with continuo only.
  6. Versus 6 [Aria] (Bass): Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß. Solo violin, but not virtuosic. This bass aria contains one of Bach's most declamatory instrumental lines, as well as a highly melodic bass line.
  7. Versus 7 [Aria] (Alto): Ich will dich all mein Leben lang. Flutes and strings play in a relaxed dance-like aria.
  8. Versus 8 Recitativo (Tenor): Ihr, die ihr Christi Namen nennt. Secco recitative.
  9. Versus 9 Chorale: So kommet vor sein Angesicht. A reprise of the first movement with a new text.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach