Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der Himmel ist (No.3)

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Aria: Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der Himmel ist (No.3)

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Aria: Welch Übermaß der Güte (No.5)

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Choral: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herrn (No.7)

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General Information

Work Title Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich
Alternative. Title He who gives thanks praises me
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 17 ; BC A131
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 parts (in 7 movements)
  • Prima Parte
1. Coro: Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich
2. Recitativo: Es muss die ganze Welt ein stummer Zeuge werden
3. Aria: Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der Himmel ist
  • Secondo Parte
4. Recitativo: Einer aber unter ihnen
5. Aria: Welch Übermaß der Güte
6. Recitativo: Sieh meinen Willen an, ich kenne, was ich bin
7. Chorale: Wie sich ein Vatr erbarmet
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726
First Performance. 1726-9-22 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1852 (BGA)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo (harpsichord and/or organ)
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

For the 14th Sunday after Trinity

Commentary on the movements

Part one

  1. Coro: "Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich" for choir, oboe I/II, violin I/II, viola, and continuo.
  2. Recitativo: "Es muss die ganze Welt ein stummer Zeuge werden" for altus and continuo.
  3. Aria: "Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der Himmel ist" for soprano, violins I/II and continuo.

Part two (Performed after the sermon)

  1. Recitativo: "Einer aber unter ihnen" for tenor and continuo.
  2. Aria: "Welch Übermaß der Güte" for tenor, strings and continuo.
  3. Recitativo: “Sieh meinen Willen an, ich kenne, was ich bin" for bass and continuo.
  4. Chorale: "Wie sich ein Vatr erbarmet" for choir, oboe I/II and violin I col Soprano, violin II coll'Alto, viola col Tenore, continuo.

Print Sources Consulted

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