Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Sinfonia (No.1)

For Piano solo (Saint-Saëns)

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Lekro (2014/9/29)

Performer Pages Martha Goldstein (piano)
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From an album of Bach transcriptions on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

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The piano used was the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand at the University of Washington.
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Aria: Gedenk an uns mit deiner (No.5)

For Treble Instrument and Organ (Knuth)

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wrshannon (2012/6/30)

Performers Jürgen Knuth
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Sinfonia (No.1)

For 2 Trumpets and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2015/10/26)

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For 2 Pianos (Lavigne)

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Reccmo (2012/5/15)

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For Organ (Guilmant)

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Keanur (2015/5/18)

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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript, n.d.(1731).
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Misc. Notes D B Mus. ms. Bach P 166
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Feldmahler (2006/5/18)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 5 (pp.273-320)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1855. Plate B.W. V.
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Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)
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Reprinted Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.
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Sinfonia (No.1)

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Sinfonia (No.1)

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Vocal Scores

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Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907), piano reduction
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1891). Plate J.S.B. I.29
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). K 9295
English text added, score re-formatted to 35 pages from 28.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sinfonia (No.1)

For Guitar, Electric Bass, Synthesizer and Drums (Downer)

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Arranger Michel Rondeau
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For 2 Pianos (Lavigne)

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For Organ (Guilmant)

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Arranger Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
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Misc. Notes Doigtés de Monique Thus, professeur CA de la Cité de la Musique de Marseille.
Another transcription for organ has been made of this same Sinfonia by Marcel Dupré, but Guilmant's one is much more successful. That transcription was recorded by Jean Guillou on his cd "Organ Encores" on the Alpes d'Huez organ.
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Arranger Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
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The C-major transposition is to suit ancient instruments with shorter keyboards in the treble.
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Aria: Halleluja, Stärk und Macht (No.3)

For Organ (Bækgaard)

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Aria: Gedenk an uns mit deiner (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
Alternative. Title We thank thee, God, we thank thee
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 29
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 sections
  1. Sinfonia (D major)
  2. [Coro]: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (D major)
  3. Aria: Halleluja, Stärk und Macht (A major)
  4. Recitativo: Gottlob! es geht uns wohl! (F minor-B minor)
  5. Aria: Gedenk an uns mit deiner Liebe (B minor)
  6. Recitativo: Vergiß es ferner nicht, mit deiner Hand (D major)
  7. Arioso: Halleluja, Stärk und Macht (D major)
  8. Choral: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1731
First Performance. 1731-08-27 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1855 - (BGA)
Librettist anonymous
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 28 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, organ (obbligato), strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
J.S. Bach.org
Bach.de (German)
Bach-Cantatas.com


Misc. Comments

For the 1731 Council Election

Commentary on the movements

  1. Sinfonia - an arrangement of the prelude from Bach's Partita for solo violin, BWV 1006. A solo organ plays the original violin part, while the orchestra adds an accompaniment.
  2. Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir - a chorus sung and played by the whole ensemble. This was later adapted as the Gratias and Dona nobis pacem of Bach's Mass in B minor. The text is from the 75th psalm.
  3. Halleluja, Stärk und Macht (Halleluja, strength and might) - a tenor da capo aria, accompanied by a solo violin and continuo.
  4. Gottlob! es geht uns wohl! (Praise God! It is well for us!) - a recitative sung by the solo bass.
  5. Gedenk an uns mit deiner Liebe (Consider us with your love) - an aria for the soprano in the rhythm of a siciliana, accompanied by oboe, strings and continuo.
  6. Vergiß es ferner nicht, mit deiner Hand (Do not forget later, with your hand) - a recitative sung by the alto with a final Amen from the choir.
  7. Halleluja, Stärk und Macht (Halleluja, power and might) - a reprise of the first part of the tenor aria, but now with solo organ rather than violin, and sung by the alto.
  8. Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (Glory and praise with honor be) - the fifth verse of Johann Gramann's chorale, Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren played and sung by the whole ensemble.

Print Sources Consulted

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