This is a recently discovered piece by Johann Sebastian
Bach appropriately entitled "Alles mit Gott und nichts
ohn'" (All with God and Nothing Without). A
single-movement cantata setting of a birthday ode for
Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar composed in 1713, the
work was discovered in the collection of the Duchess
Anna Amalia Library in June 2005. Searching for source
documentation of German music during the Baroque
period, musicologist Michael Maul found the anonymous
manuscript and immediately identified Bach's
characteristically elegant soprano clef sign.
Although originally written for Chorus (SATB), I
created this Arrangement of the Chorale "Alles mit Gott
und nichts ohn'" (All with God and Nothing Without) BWV
1127 for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).