Meine Seele rühmt und preist (My soul extols and
praises), BWV 189, is a church cantata credited to
Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Melchior Hoffmann.
This is a solo cantata composed for the Feast of the
Visitation of Mary. The prescribed readings for the day
were Isaiah 11:1--5, and Luke 1:39--56. The librettist
of the work is unknown.
Although this work was originally scored for solo tenor
voice, two recorders, oboe, violin, and basso continuo,
I created this arrangement for Wind Quintet (Flute,
Oboe, Bb Clarinet, French Horn & Bassoon).