Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank ye all our God), BWV
192, is a church cantata composed by Johann Sebastian
Bach in Leipzig in 1730.
BWV 192 is a chorale cantata. It was likely first
performed in late 1730, but its exact date and occasion
are unknown. It may have been written for a wedding.
The original score is no longer extant. The tenor part
was lost and was reconstructed by scholar Gunther
The cantata begins with a chorale fantasia. Unusually,
the ritornello is followed not by the chorale melody,
but by a four-part dialogue. The first chorale phrase
appears in the soprano voice over imitative
counterpoint in the lower voices and staccato chords in
The duet aria is introduced by a ritornello "with a
double hiatus suggestive of modesty or diffidence". The
movement is structurally like a da capo aria but lacks
a contrasting middle section.
The work ends with another chorale fantasia with a
"rollicking gigue melody". It is in ritornello form,
with the soprano carrying the chorale melody. As in the
first movement, the lower voices sing imitative
Although originally scored for three vocal soloists
(soprano, tenor, and bass), a four-part choir, three
oboes, bassoon, two violins, viola, and basso continuo,
I created this arrangement for Brass Quartet (Bb
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn & F Tuba) and Strings
(2 Violins, Viola & Cello).