Der Herr ist König, TWV 8:6 (Telemann, Georg Philipp)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Mixed Chorus, Orchestra and Continuo (Bach?)

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Boccaccio (2009/7/31)

Arranger Johann Sebastian Bach (probably)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title Der Herr ist König
Alternative. Title Der Herr ist König TVWV 8:6 : für Coro (SATB), Basso continuo ad libitum ; Motette
Composer Telemann, Georg Philipp
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TWV 8:6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGT 228
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1722?
Librettist Composer (after Psalm XCVII)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20-25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: Multiple choruses a cappella (or with continuo?)
Primary Sources D-AG Mus.A.2:104
D-Dl Mus.2392-E-612 (Bach arrangement)
D-Dl Mus.2392-E-612a (includes soloists and larger ensemble, possibly by Johann Siegmund Opitz)
Extra Information Bach Cantata Website

Misc. Comments

Telemann wrote at least one (from a search it seems maybe three?) other sacred vocal works called "Der Herr ist König" (a popular psalm incipit...), a setting of Psalm 93 (not 97), TVWV 7:31 (11 minutes, not 22, and represented in the NMLibrary by several of the recordings above- whereas as of 2019 there is only one recording of TWV 8:6, in the arrangement believed to be by JS Bach and published only as recently as 2006 it seems.)

The description of 8:6 from the published score does not list an orchestral component, though the manuscript certainly seems to... ah, there's a reason for that. The version with orchestra is an arrangement, probably/perhaps by Bach (there seems to be some agreement about this.)

Performed by Bach in Leipzig (and possibly by Opitz also, see above) in 1725 in an arrangement adding a small orchestra and soloists. Originally for multiple choruses.