Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild BWV 79; BC A 184

Sacred cantata (Reformation Day [31 October])

S solo, A solo, B solo, S, A, T, B, horn I, horn II, timpani, traverse flute I, traverse flute II (both flutes proved for the performance about 1730, traverse flute II ad lib.), oboe I, oboe II, violin I, violin II, viola, basso continuo
Date of origin
vor dem 31. Oktober 1725
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
, Leipzig
relation to other works:
is exemplar of BWVBC F
is part of BWV diverse [3. Jg.]
second performance about 1730 with different setting; Aria mvt. 2 with Flauto trav instead of Oboe; Movement 1 and 5 are models for BWV 236/2 and 4; mvt. 2 is model for BWV 234/5.
author unknown
Martin Rinckart (1586–1649)
Ludwig Helmbold (1532–1598)

mvt. 1: Psalm 84:12; mvt. 3: stanza 1 from ‘Nun danket alle Gott’ by Martin Rinckart (1636); mvt. 6: stanza 6 from ‘Nun lasst uns Gott dem Herren’ by Ludwig Helmbold (1575)
Link to lyrics
NBA I/31, S. 1 (Frieder Rempp, 1987) – Critical report (1988), S. 13;
BG 18, S.289 (W. Rust, 1870)
Original sources
D-B Bach P 89
D-B Bach St 35, Faszikel 1
Additional sources
D-B Bach P 46, Faszikel 4
D-B Bach P 451, Faszikel 3
D-B Bach P 1159/XII, Faszikel 6
D-B Bach P 1159/XII, Faszikel 7
D-B Bach St 35, Faszikel 2
PL-Wu RM 5916
Verschollen BWV 79, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 307
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