Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

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

Sacred cantata (Reformation Day [31 October])


Scoring
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
Early performances
, Leipzig (Premiere)
, Leipzig
relation to other works:
 BWVBC F
Comment
EZ vor dem 31. Oktober 1725; 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.
Lyrics
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
Edition
BG 18, S.289 (W. Rust, 1870) – ;
NBA I/31, S. 1 (Frieder Rempp, 1987) – Critical report (1988), S. 13
Sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 46, Faszikel 4
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 89 [Original source]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 451, Faszikel 3
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XII, Faszikel 6
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 1159/XII, Faszikel 7
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 35, Faszikel 1 [Original source]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 35, Faszikel 2
PL-Wu RM 5916
Verschollen BWV 79, C. v. Winterfeld Nr. 307
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Last changed
2018-08-16 : 11:14:59