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

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Recordings

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Rgagnaux (2016/8/14)

Performers Agnes Giebel (soprano), Wilhelmine Matthès (alto)
Richard Lewis (tenor), Heinz Rehfuss (bass)
Bach Chor, Orchester der Philharmonische Gesellschaft
André Vandernoot (conductor)
Publisher Info. New York: Musical Masterpiece Society/Concert Hall, 1961. MMS-2240.
Reissue Schattdorf: Gagnaux Collection
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Aria: 'Komm in mein Herzenhaus' (No.4)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2015/12/28)

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Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
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Sheet Music

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2nd Version (BWV 80b)

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Editor Frieder Rempp (1942-)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 31. Kantaten zum Reformationsfest und zur Orgelweihe (pp.65-70)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1987. Plate BA 5067.
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Final Version (BWV 80)

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Carolus (2018/4/17)

Copyist Johann Christoph Altnikol (1719-1759)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1744-47).
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 177
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Carolus (2018/4/17)

Copyist Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1740-59).
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Feldmahler (2006/8/08)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 18 (pp.317-89)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1870. Plate B.W. XVIII.
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Editor Frieder Rempp (1942-)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie I. Kantaten
Band 31. Kantaten zum Reformationsfest und zur Orgelweihe (pp.71-144)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1987. Plate BA 5067.
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Parts

Final Version (BWV 80)

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10 more: Oboe 2 (also Oboe d'amore 2) • Oboe 3 (also Taille, Oboe da caccia) • Trumpet 1/2/3 • Trumpet 1/2/3/Timpani • Timpani • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Cembalo • Basses/Organ

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Editor Rein de Vries
Publisher. Info. Rein de Vries, 2017
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Misc. Notes Trumpets & Timpani W.F. Bach
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Vocal Scores

Final Version (BWV 80)

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Carolus (2015/5/16)

Language English
Translator John Troutbeck (1832-1899), English text
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) [?]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890).
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Misc. Notes Vocal Scores based on Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe
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Chorale: 'Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn' (No.8)

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Sothilander (2017/3/26)

Editor Georg L. Sothilander
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Misc. Notes The final chorale with all stanzas of the hymn according to Evangelisches Gesangbuch.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Chorale: 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott' (No.1)

For 3 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos (Bartoli)

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Arranger Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
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Aria: 'Alles, was von Gott geboren' (No.2)

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Arranger Peter Lang
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Misc. Notes Various quartet configurations
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Aria: 'Komm in mein Herzenhaus' (No.4)

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Misc. Notes Various duo configurations
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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)

For Quintets: English Horn ad lib. and Strings (Lang)

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Chorale: '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 Alles, was von Gott geboren (1st version)
Name Translations Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80); われらが神は堅き砦; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, רי"ב 80
Name Aliases Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Bach); A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott; BWV 80; Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott; 我らが神は堅き砦
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 174964941; GND: 300007701; BNF: 139099134
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 80/a-b ; BC A 52/183 a-b
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 106
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements:
  1. Chorus: 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. Chorus: 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. Chorale: Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1727-31, rev. 1744-47
First Performance. 1715-03-15 in Weimar (BWV 80a)
1728-31 in Leipzig (BWV 80b)
1735-40 in Leipzig (BWV 80)
First Publication. 1821 - Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Plate 3513.
Librettist see below
Martin Luther (1483-1546) (Nos.1-2, 5, 8)
Salomo Franck (1659-1725) (Nos.3-4, 6-7)
Language German
Dedication 3rd Sunday in Lent (Oculi) (BWV 80a)
Feast of Reformation (BWV 80/b)
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 (1st and 2nd also oboe d'amore, 3rd also oboe da caccia), strings, continuo
Primary Sources 1st version, BWV 80a (lost)
2nd version, BWV 80b (fragment)
Final version, BWV 80
External Links Wikipedia article (BWV 80)
Bach cantatas.com (BWV 80a)
Bach cantatas.com (BWV 80b)
Bach cantatas.com (BWV 80)
Extra Information *3 trumpet and timpani parts were added to Nos.1 and 5 by W.F. Bach.
Commentary on the movements, etc.

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