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Bach, Johann Sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach
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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aria: "Welch Übermaß der Güte" for Viola & Strings

Aria: "Welch Übermaß der Güte" for Viola & Strings
BWV 17 No 5
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
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Viola and Strings

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich (He who offers thanks praises Me), BWV 17,[a] is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in Leipzig for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 22 September 1726.

In his fourth year as Thomaskantor in Leipzig, Bach performed 18 cantatas composed by his relative Johann Ludwig Bach, a court musician in Meiningen. He then set some of the texts himself, including this cantata, written probably by Ernst Ludwig, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. They follow a pattern: seven movements are divided in two parts, both beginning with biblical quotations, Part I from the Old Testament, Part II from the New Testament.

That year in 1726, Bach presented 18 cantatas by his relative Johann Ludwig Bach who was court musician in Meiningen. Bach seems to have been impressed also by the texts of those cantatas and follows similar structures: seven movements, divided in two parts to be performed before and after the sermon, both parts opened by Bible words, Part I by a quotation from the Old Testament, Part II by one from the New Testament. Bach composes some texts that his relative set before, including this cantata, which was written by Ernst Ludwig, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, according to Christoph Wolff. The cantata is regarded as part of Bach's third annual cycle

The cantata is structured in two parts, Part I of three movements to be performed before the sermon, Part II of four movements after the sermon. Bach scored it for four vocal soloists (soprano (S), alto (A), tenor (T) and bass (B)), a four-part choir SATB, two oboes (Ob), two violins (Vl), two violas (Va) and basso continuo (Bc). The title of the autograph score reads: "Domin. 14 post Trin. / Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich / a / 4 Voci / 2 Hautb. / 2 Viol. / Viola / e Contin. / di / J.S.Bach".

Source: Wikipedia (,_der_pre iset_mich,_BWV_17).

I created this arrangement of the second Aria: "Welch Übermaß der Güte" (What an abundance of goodness) for Solo Viola & Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2016-02-19

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