Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge (uncompleted) BWV 120.2; BWV 120a; BC B 15

Sacred cantata (Wedding)


Scoring
S*, A*, T*, B*, S, A, T, B; 3 Tr, Timp, 2 Ob, 2 Ob d’am, 2 Vl, Va, Org obl, Bc
relation to other works:
 BWVBC F
Comment
EZ um 1729; Incomplete, the music of the movements 3 and 5 is lost; about the connections to BWV 120.1, BWV 120.3, BWV 232 ("Et expecto resurrectionem") and BWV 1019.2 see BWV 120.1.
The movement 4 is an arrangement of BWV 1006/1 and later arranged to BWV 29/1.
The final chorale is borrowed from BWV 137/5.
Lyrics
author unknown
Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Joachim Neander (1650–1680)
mvts. 1, 3, 6 are parodies of BWV 120.1; mvt. 2: using Jesus Sirach 50:24; mvt. 5: using a line from the Litany (text by Martin Luther 1528); mvt. 8: stanza 4 and 5 from ‘Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren’ by Joachim Neander (1680)
Link to lyrics
Edition
NBA I/33, S. 75 (Frederick Hudson, 1958) – Critical report (1958), S. 54;
BG 41, S.149 (A. Dörffel, 1894) –
Sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 670 [Original source]
D-B Mus.ms. Bach St 43 [Original source]
Static URL
https://www.bach-digital.de/receive/BachDigitalWork_work_00000146 [XML] [MEI] [JSON-LD]
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Last changed
2018-07-31 : 11:04:46