Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild (No.2)

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Michrond (2015/12/23)

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Choral: Nun danket Alle Gott (No.3)

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Keanur (2015/5/19)

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Publisher Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2015
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Feldmahler (2006/8/08)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 18
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1870. Plate B.W. XVIII.
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Perlnerd666 (2008/11/9)

Arranger Bernhard Todt (1822–1907) ?
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890)
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Aria: Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild (No.2)

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Choral: Nun danket Alle Gott (No.3)

For Mixed Chorus, 2 Trumpets, Trombone and Timpani (Dreher)

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Choral. Nun danket Alle Gott (No.3)

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General Information

Work Title Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild
Alternative. Title God the Lord is Sun and Shield
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 79
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Coro: Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild (G major)
  2. Aria (Alto): Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild (D major)
  3. Choral: Nun danket Alle Gott (G major)
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Gottlob! Wir wissen den rechten Weg zur Seligkeit (E minor-B minor)
  5. Aria (Soprano, Bass): Gott, ach Gott, verlaß die Deinen nimmermehr (B minor)
  6. Choral: Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725
First Performance. 1725-10-31 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1870 (BGA)
Librettist Anonymous
Language German
Dedication Feast of Reformation
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: Soloists (SAB), Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: [2 flutes added 1730], 2 oboes, 2 horns, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com

Misc. Comments

Commentary on the movements

  1. Coro: Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild. A festive and lively opening chorus whose beginning is reminiscent of the second trio from BWV 1046. The horns and agile oboes lend the chorus a character quite apart from most of Bach's choruses.
  2. Aria (Alto): Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild. A gentle aria for alto and oboe/flute in a lilting 6/8.
  3. Choral: Nun danket Alle Gott. Bach here reuses his opening horn call in a setting of Nun danket Alle Gott.
  4. Recitativo (Bass): Gottlob! Wir wissen den rechten Weg zur Seligkeit. Secco recitative. The sudden change of mood might indicate that this cantata has a split before this into a second part.
  5. Aria (Soprano, Bass): Gott, ach Gott, verlaß die Deinen nimmermehr. Beginning immediately with the voices declaming the figure which will shape the entire movement, this aria is 'pretty' with many "approachable"1 elements.
  6. Choral: Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit. A plain chorale setting.

Print Sources Consulted

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach