BWV 120a.8

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Original source: Cantata, Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a (bach–digital page)
Chorale Text: Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, by Joachim Neander (1680)
Tune: Hast du denn, Jesu, dein Angesicht gänzlich verborgen, Stralsund 1665 (Zahn 1912a)
First Performance: 1729?, Wedding
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): None
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 57.8, 137.5* (see note below)

Instrumentation: Colla parteS: violin 1, oboe 1 & 2. A: violin 2. T: viola. B: continuo.

Original manuscripts
Score: D–B Mus. ms. Bach P 670
Parts: D–B Bach St 43


This setting is a slightly altered version of 137.5 from 1725. Apart from the change of key (the previous version being a step lower in C major) and absence of obbligato trumpets and timpani, the SATB part–writing of the two settings is identical.

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2019.