In the early 1700s, Bach’s chorales enchanted listeners
with their inventive harmonies, chromaticism,
contrapuntal motion, and changes of tonal center. Since
that time, music students the world over have studied
the chorales as a paragon of “common practice” harmony
and voice leading. And, by virtue of their sublime
beauty, musicians continue to perform the chorales to
BWV 1126 is considered to likely be from a lost
cantata. It was found untexted with the title: Lobet
Gott, unsern Herren first published in 1985 and known
temporarily as Breitkopf Anhang 9 until the BWV 1126
number was assigned.
Although originally written for Chorus (SATB), I
created original lyrics and set this arrangement for
solo Concert (Pedal) Harp.