Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen (No.5)

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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 26
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXVI.
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Aria: Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen (No.5)

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General Information

Work Title Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Alternative. Title Lord God, we all praise You
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 130
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. [Chorus]: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir (C major)
  2. Recitative (Alto): Ihr heller Glanz und hohe Weisheit zeigt (F major-G major)
  3. Aria (Bass): Der alte Drache brennt vor Neid (C major)
  4. Recitative (Soprano, Tenor): Wohl aber uns, daß Tag und Nacht (E minor-G major)
  5. Aria (Tenor): Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen (G major)
  6. Choral: Darum wir billig loben dich (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724
First Performance. 1724-09-29 in Leipzig
First Publication. 1878 (BGA)
Librettist Paul Eber (1511-1569) (Hymn)
Language German
Dedication Feast of St. Michael the Archangel
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
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Commentary on the movements

  1. [Chorus]: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir. The full complement of oboes, trumpets and drums accompanies this highly brilliant and festive movement. The angels depicted here are much more bellicose than those of today, and their i much of that in this chorus. The chorale tune is sung plain by the soprano over the typical imitation.
  2. Recitative (Alto): Ihr heller Glanz und hohe Weisheit zeigt. Secco recitative.
  3. Aria (Bass): Der alte Drache brennt vor Neid. A massive sound arises from the depths with all three trumpets and timpani in addition to the continuo—the old dragon in battle with the angels.
  4. Recitative (Soprano, Tenor): Wohl aber uns, daß Tag und Nacht. As opposed to the previous movement, this is a very calm movement, a plain accompagnato.
  5. Aria (Tenor): Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen. The virtuosic flute part and coloratura tenor part in the middle section present an exciting aria that at the same time radiates "a mood of joyful abandon."
  6. Choral: Darum wir billig loben dich. A plain choral setting.

Print Sources Consulted

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