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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorus: "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren" for Brass Quartet

Chorus: "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren" for Brass Quartet
BWV 231
Johann Sebastian Bach




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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

Brass Quartet

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
There are five extant motets firmly attributed to Bach -- a small number compared with his huge output of cantatas. Whereas the more plentiful cantatas served a liturgical purpose, the Lutheran church had no need of such short choral works, utilizing instead the large stock of motets already available in Leipzig and elsewhere. Bach's motets were therefore all composed for special occasions in Leipzig, primarily funerals -- events particularly suited to such serious contrapuntal compositions.

This four-part motet with continuo is virtually identical except in text and instrumentation to the second movement of Cantata BWV 28. The cantata ("Gottlob! nungeht das Jahr zu Ende") was first performed on 30th December 1725 with the four choral parts doubled by cornett and trombones, oboes and bassoon, strings and continuo. The motet version seems to have been used on a separate occasion; at one stage it appears to have provided the "filling"in a sandwich comprising a setting by Telemann of "Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt" for double choir, and an "Amen, Lob und Ehre" attributed to J.G. Harrer.

Bach's motet differs from his cantata movement in using the last, as opposed to the first verse of Johann Gramann's celebrated hymn "Nun lob' mein Seel, den Herren". As with "0 Jesu Christ" (BWV 118) the chorale tune is given out in long note values by the sopranos, while the three lower voices and the occasionally independent continuo engage in close imitative counterpoint. At times this becomes chromatic a way that is reminiscent of the central fugue of "Fürchte dich nicht (BWV 228).

Source: From the notes of John Eliot Gardiner's recording on Erato with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.

I created this arrangement of the Chorus "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren" (May there be praise and glory and honour) for Brass Quartet (Bb Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn & F Tuba).
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Added by magataganm the 2016-03-28


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